Episode 40: Forestry with Mike Harrell
Forestry is an age old profession that should be attractive to people who have a knack for business (managing resources, purchasing, marketing, selling, accounting, and running a money making operation) and like to be surrounded by nature.
You may get dirty, be surrounded by some amazing machinery and even have a few run-ins with the wildlife that calls the trees and the brush their home.
Mike is the VP of Stuckey Timberland. His world is the forest. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Forestry program. Forestry is a life career that is in his family lineage.
You will hear Mike reflect on his career and his desire to be in the outdoors. He talks about the business and the misconceptions that those looking in often have about the business of growing trees for wood products.
I think that you will find this interview interesting as well as it might make you a little envious about Mike’s ability to be outside many of his work days.
If you know a young person who is thinking about future careers, ask them to take a look into forestry. It has a definite place in our future world, trained foresters are needed, and the profession offers opportunities to be engaged outside of a typical corporate office!
Here are some links that can provide you further information:
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
University of Georgia: Forestry
ABAC Forestry (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College-Forestry)
Georgia Forestry Association
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