The newest timber harvesting and production equipment will be booming at the biennial Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show in Starkville on September 21-22.
The show, which is the longest-running, live, in-woods demonstration of forestry equipment in the nation, is in its 34th year. The family-friendly event features continuing education opportunities for foresters and loggers. Landowners also can benefit from workshops held during the show.
In addition to the 91 vendors, Bobby Goodson of the Discovery Channel's Swamp Loggers series will be on hand.
Competitions include skidder, loader, and guess-the-weight contests, which will allow participants to test their skills. A children's area will feature games and activities. Concessions also will be available.
The equipment show is located at the Mississippi State University John W. Starr Memorial Forest approximately eight miles south of Starkville on Highway 25.
The public event is sponsored by the university's College of Forest Resources and Forest and Wildlife Research Center; Montgomery, Alabama-based Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.; Mississippi Forestry Association; and the Mississippi Loggers Association.
Admission is $25 per family at the gate. For more information and the full schedule of activities, visit www.midsouthforestry.org.