Are you a youth interested in forestry?

Pontotoc Progress
February 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

MISSISSIPPI – Forestry has a large impact on the lives of Mississippians. It supplies the stimulus for over 64,000 jobs that contribute close to $3.3 billion in annual employee income in our state. Forestry employment possibilities for the youth of Mississippi will continue well into the future. Recent forest product mill expansion and construction throughout Mississippi indicates strong long-term demand. There will be opportunities for those who are looking to work in a high-tech environment either outdoors or in an industrial setting. Employment within the timber industry can relate to forestry operations and management, government agencies, and industrial wood processing mills. This column will discuss forestry careers and how youth can prepare themselves to join this exciting and fulfilling field. 

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