Monday, August 27, 2018

Winston Women Landowners Workshop

Last Thursday night was a great night of education for women landowners in Winston County. Winston County is comprised of 376,679.96 acres. The majority of those acres is privately owned, making up approximately 16,000 parcels.

Owning property is a great responsibility in itself, but if you want to make that property profitable, the responsibility is even greater. Having the knowledge to grow timber, raise livestock, agronomic crops, commercial horticulture, etc. is a must, if you want to be a good steward of the land, and your bank account. The old saying, “Knowledge is power” is never more true when it comes to land stewardship, and/or farming for a living.

Over the years in my career with Extension, I’ve encountered many landowners that didn’t know there was resources, educational or financial available to them for land/farm management. Not only are there resources available, but these resources are rooted in the latest researched based information available to the American landowner. Resources that will teach every aspect of land management, to helping off-set cost to implementing practices on the land.

This access to education, and land resources coupled with the American entrepreneurial spirit, has made The U.S.A. the envy of the world. Winston County is blessed with a host of natural resources, and no shortage of people wanting to better manage their land, and agency’s to help do just that.

The Winston County Extension office would like to say thank you to: Winston County’s USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), and Winston County Tax Assessor’s office for relaying to participants what their offices offer them, to make their land the best it can be.

If you were unable to attend the Winston Women Landowners Workshop, feel free to contact the Extension office concerning any questions you may have. Extension, and the fore mentioned agencies exist to help you the landowner, help the land.

Submitted by: Jim McAdory, MSU Extension Agent Winston County, ANR