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Published on Nov 29, 2017
Private landowners own nearly 90% of southern forestland. Meet Ken Martin, of Mississippi, a private landowner as well as head of a family logging operation that helps other landowners get the best yield for their tree crops. Martin has been a forestry industry leader for much of his career and is passing down that leadership and legacy to his sons.
Southern Group of State Foresters’ (SGSF) video series People of Forestry, is designed to increase awareness of southern forests and working forestry professionals. Based on nominations received, the SGSF carefully selected Martin, along with eight other working forestry professionals throughout the region to showcase various subjects and professions in southern forestry.
On behalf of SGSF, the video crew from KPKinteractive documented Martin’s lifelong commitment to the forest product industry. The crew filmed him managing his land and his logging company and enjoying time with his grandchildren on the family’s beautiful property in Cato, Mississippi.
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The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) http://www.southernforests.org is a non-profit organization consisting of State Foresters from Alabama, Arkansas, Common Wealth of Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Virginia. SGSF's mission is to provide leadership in sustaining the economic, environmental and social benefits of the South's forests. SGSF is committed to identifying and addressing existing and emerging issues and challenges that are important to Southern forests and citizens.
Video made possible by a grant from the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.