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Tour Schedule

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — Spouses' Tour

The tour includes the following planned stops:

Beuavoir: The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

Tour the historic home of Jefferson Davis. Click here for more information.

Downtown Ocean Springs

Shop, eat, and play in this great downtown area. Lunch included and time for shopping on your own. Click here for more information.

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. Click here for more information.

Friday, June 12, 2015 – Post-conference tour

Tour departs at 7:00 a.m. Planned arrival back at 6 p.m. The tour includes the following planned stops:

Grand Bay NERR

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) was established in 1999 and is managed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Grand Bay NERR is comprised of approximately 18,000 acres and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays and bayous as well as terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone.

Click here for more information about the Grand Bay NERR.

Seward Farms

Seward Farms is a real working farm specializing in cattle, horses, peanuts, cotton, and hay. In addition, to a large number of stocker cattle and a commercial cow herd, the farm also has a big focus on agritourism.

Click here for more information about Seward Farms.

Tanner Farms

Tanner Farms is a grass roots, registered and commercial Angus operation which originated in Jones  County in 1977 and expanded to Noxubee County in 2000.  There are approximately 600 registered cows and 800 commercial cows with both a spring and fall calving season.   The goal is to produce functional and profitable Angus cattle, not only for our own operation, but also for those of our customers.  A fall Angus and SimAngus bull and female sale is hosted at the farm in Shuqualak, and  a Angus and SimAngus bull sale in hosted in January at the Farm in Wiggins.

Click here for more information.

Rocking B Cattle

Rocking B Cattle is a registered Polled Brahman cattle ranch that is operated by Shep and Tracey Batson along with their three daughters, Reagan, Hadley, and Arrah Beth. The ranch is located in Wiggins, Mississippi, 25 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Batson Family in Wiggins, Mississippi has been involved in the cattle business since the 1850's. For over 4 generations, the family has been breeding quality cattle on the same ranch.

Click here for more information about Rocking B Cattle.

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