Making Conservation Pay: Working Agricultural Landscapes

Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist
By Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist November 16, 2021 11:50 Updated

Making Conservation Pay: Working Agricultural Landscapes

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Making Conservation Pay:

Working Agricultural Landscapes

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Dinner provided)

Prairie Wildlife, 3990 Old Vinton Rd
West Point, MS 39773

To RSVP or request further information please contact

Ryan Mann- Research Associate MSU

Phone: (662) 312-6812




Precision Agriculture and Targeted

Conservation Delivery


Precision agriculture technology from MSU allows landowners the ability to visualize conservation planning scenarios across row-crop acreage. The program integrates producer profitability, program eligibility, and environmental sustainability to identify targeted conservation opportunities in areas of production fields where enrollment provides an economic benefit (tree lines, drainages, hot spots, etc.). This process allows landowners to visualize the costs/ benefits of Farm Bill enrollment scenarios across their acreage to maximize on-farm profitability and ecosystem services, creating a multifunctional landscape that supports natural resources, agriculture, and sustainability. Our goal is to increase the acreage and quality of grasslands within the Mississippi’s working agricultural lands, specifically across the Blackland Prairie in the northeast region as it supports the highest conservation potential for the states declining bobwhite quail populations. Through targeted Farm Bill program enrollment, these working lands can provide economic and environmental benefits to landowners as well as support wildlife populations like white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, and many other grassland species. Working agricultural landscapes require strategic conservation planning in order to maximize land use functions and meet landowner objectives. However, evaluating these complex situations has been simplified through new MSU Precision Conservation software now available to row-crop producers.

Interested in more info? Please join us at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, December 1, 2021, for a field day showcasing the economic and environmental benefits MSU Precision Conservation capabilities can provide on your farm. The event will be held at Bryan Farms in West Point, MS for an on the ground look at various conservation practices on a functioning row crop operation with brief seminar and steak dinner to follow. Please RSVP by Friday, November 26, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist
By Whitney Crow, Extension Entomologist November 16, 2021 11:50 Updated
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