Mississippi Forestry Association has named Joe Huggins of Oxford, as the 2017 MFA Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. Huggins’ Tree Farm, Goose Valley Ranch. Huggins will represent Mississippi in the 2018 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year competition sponsored by the American Tree Farm System.
Huggins purchased his farm, Goose Valley Ranch, and has been under a written forest management plan since its inception. The property became a certified Tree Farm in 2003. Huggins does most of the work on his farm and his family is involved in its management.
Huggins is a member of the Mississippi Forestry Association and a corporate member of the Lafayette County Forestry Association. He is also a previous recipient of the Lafayette County Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Award and the Lafayette CFA Tree Farmer of the Year Award.
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