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Ratcliff reaches career goal

J. Tedrick Ratcliff Jr. has been named the executive vice president of the 73-year-old Mississippi Forestry Association. Ratcliff, a native of Brookhaven, currently serves as admissions coordinator/recruiter of the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences & Forest Resources at Mississippi State University. When Ratcliff won the Outstanding Youth Forestry Achievement Award given annually by the Mississippi Forestry Association he publicly ...

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Mississippi's top tree man

Wiseman earns forestry’s highest honor   Mike Wiseman is characterized by friends, family and colleagues as quiet, modest and low-profile. However, he had his “cover” blown recently when he earned the most prestigious award given by the Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) — Meritorious Service to Forestry. “I was just so shocked when they called my name,” said Wiseman. “Mike is ...

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Watson named best tree farmer

Julian Watson has been named the 2009 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year by the Mississippi Forestry Association. Along with a plaque and other gifts, Watson was given an all-expense-paid trip to the 2010 National Tree Farm Convention. Watson inherited the family farm, and immediately went to work to preserve the land in his native Holmes County. In 1997, he ...

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