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Holmes forestry instructor and wife recognized at Annual MFA meeting

James Floyd, the forestry instructor for Holmes Community College forestry instructor James Floyd and his wife, Amber, were recently recognized for their contributions to the Grenada County Forestry Association (CFA) at the 85th Annual Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) meeting.

Since 1990, 45 counties per year (out of 82) have had timber as the most valuable agricultural crop. Forested acres make up more than 60 percent of Mississippi and most (72 percent) of that is owned by non-industrial, private landowners. CFA’s are a way for these landowners to communicate with local industries, resource professionals and each other.

MFA is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining Mississippi’s forests. They seek to unify members of the forestry community through public affairs, communications, and education. The annual meetings are a great venue for this organization to recognize Mississippi’s leaders in conservation.

The Floyds took the initiative to bring back an association that had previously been inactive and kept the CFA lively through the pandemic. As a result, the Grenada CFA was also recognized as the 2022 Outstanding CFA.

James teaches forestry classes at Holmes’ Grenada and Goodman campuses. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University as well as an associate degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Amber works as a refuge manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The two spend most of their free time improving their Tree Farm in Yalobusha County.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are (left to right) Amber and James Floyd, who were recently recognized for their contributions to the Grenada County Forestry Association (CFA) at the 85th Annual Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) meeting. James teaches forestry classes at Holmes’ Grenada and Goodman campuses.

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