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4-H Forestry Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get started in 4-H Forestry?

Contact your local county extension office and ask the 4-H agent to get you started. That's all it takes.

What projects can I do in Forestry?

In 4-H forestry you can:

  • learn how to identify trees that grow near your home
  • collect tree seeds and grow tree seedlings from them
  • plant seedlings for timber or to beautify your town 
  • search for champion trees 
  • learn how to measure standing trees for products 
  • learn the major insect and disease pests of southern forests
  • and lots more

We invite you to start today.

What about careers in Forestry and Forest Products?

There are exciting careers in Forestry and in Forest Products. You can start your career at Mississippi State University. MSU is one of the finest schools in the South. To check out other career information in forestry see the Society of American Foresters Career Page

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Two women hold a tray of microgreens.
Filed Under: 4-H Forestry, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Gardening June 18, 2019

There’s always something new happening in the world of Extension. This time, the spotlight is on a new workshop: “From Micro to Macro: Growing Ag Literacy.”

Before we get into the specifics, you might be asking, “what is ag literacy and why is it important?” (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

This forest has hundreds of tall, thin pine trees with light-gray bark and green clumps of needles.
Filed Under: 4-H Forestry, Forest Management, Timber Harvest August 31, 2018

Housing start fluctuations and an abundance of timber are limiting the ceiling on stumpage prices in Mississippi now, but expect the market to improve when sawmills begin stocking up for winter.

Two women stand while holding award plaques at the Mississippi Forestry Association annual meeting.
Filed Under: 4-H, 4-H Forestry, Natural Resources, Forestry October 26, 2017

We are excited to shine a spotlight on the Mississippi Forestry Association! They just concluded their annual meeting in Biloxi. Hurricane Nate almost interrupted, but the event was pulled off without a hitch!

Success Stories

A man with a white 4-H shirt and khaki pants stands in the Mississippi capitol building holding a golden frame with the 4-H green four-leaf clover in the center. Surrounding the logo in a circle are more than 20 4-H pins.
4-H, 4-H Forestry, Community, Economic Development
Volume 4 Number 3

Harry Dendy of Clinton first joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in Chickasaw County 62 years ago, when he was 10 years old. Forestry was his main project area.


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