Local affiliates of the Mississippi Forestry Association are active
in most of Mississippi's counties, especially counties where timber is
one of the leading crops. The members of these local organizations
include landowners, businesspeople, forestry consultants, forest
industry representatives, and anyone else interested in forestry.
Each county association plans meetings, industry tours, field days,
and other events suited to the needs of the local members. Special
opportunities for involvement in forestry-related activities also occur
from time to time, such as regional legislative expos, political forums,
teacher training, career days, and educational seminars.
Neshoba County Forestry Association,
Philadelphia. Neshoba County Coliseum, 6:00 p.m. Dr. Glenn Hughes will speak on Pine Tree Thinning and Logger and Tree Farmer of the Year awards will be presented.
Tate/Desoto Forestry Field Day,
Hernando. 4001 Cleveland Road, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Topics covered will include Hardwood Plantation Management, Improving Hardwoods for Wildlife, Species/Site Relationship, and Forest Genetics. For more information or to sign up, please contact the Tate County Extension Office at 662-562-4274 or e-mail Tarah Ferguson
Hinds County Forestry Association,
Jackson. Mississippi Cattlemen's Association Building, 11:30 a.m.
Pine Thinning Workshop,
Collins. Irving Hitt Tree Farm, 8:30 a.m. The registration fee will be $20. Please contact 601.765.8252 for additional information.
Harrison/Hancock Forestry & Wildlife Association,
Gulfport. Sherry's on Highway 53, 11:00 a.m.
Alternative Sources of Forest Income Short Course,
Senatobia. Tate County Extension Office, 8:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Five speakers will discuss multiple sources of income for forest landowners. Please register by April 28th. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. For more information on this short course call Tarah Ferguson at 662.562.4274 or Brady Self at 662.226.6000.
"Shoot, Sustain, Grow"
Meridian. Binachi Shooting Sports, registration opens at 8:15 a.m. This sporting clays shoot will benefit the Betty Lacy Forestry Scholarship. To register, or for more information, please contact Jason Adams at 601.481.9014 or Joey Smith at 601.480.5271
June 6 & 7
Management of Hardwood Plantations Short Course,
Grenada. Grenada County Building - 1240 Fairground Road. Please see the event flyer
for additional information.
June 23 & 24
Donald-Goodwin Memorial Golf Classic,
Port Gibson. Mosswood Country Club. Individuals and teams welcome. This tournament benefits the Claibrone-Jefferson MSU Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund. Please contact Walter Cade, Jr
. at 601.397.9188, Charlie Donald
at 601.668.8027, or David Donald
The following counties have County Forestry Associations:
Southwest(Amite, Pike, Wilkinson)