Saying, “Hi,” to the FAM!

Mississippi Welcome Center FAM Tour group stops in Yazoo A group of Mississippi Welcome Center employees stopped by our Visitors Center on Tuesday on their way to a FAM Tour in the North Mississippi Delta. FAM Tours, or Familiarization Tours,  are an integral part of tourism in Mississippi.  Welcome Center employees learn about the varied offerings for tourists and travelers in areas all across the state by taking a close-up look at the area, led by the folks who know the area best. In 2011, a group of about 30 Mississippi Welcome Center employees came to Yazoo County and took a 3-day FAM Tour. Their stops included: Bobby Rico Knives and Greg Harkins Woodworks in Vaughan, both members of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild; Emmaus Retreat Center at No Mistake Plantation in Satartia; the historic Blue Front Cafe, home of the Bentonia Blues Festival, in Bentonia; Wells Ranch, a 250-acre working

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