Arkansas Forest Industry Has Many Opportunities for Military Veterans

The second Veterans 4 Ag Summit recently took place at the University of Arkansas in Monticello and focused on opportunities for military veterans in the forest industry. Timber harvesting (also known as logging), forest product trucking, forestry fieldwork, and forest product manufacturing were identified among other career paths for military veterans who often have skill sets that align with these positions.

Beyond timber harvesting operations, attendees discussed opportunities at the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission and the United States Forest Service, which actively seek individuals with skills in heavy equipment operation, mechanics, truck driving, firefighting, surveying, and radio communications. In addition to specialized skills, most military veterans are experienced leaders with proven management and team building skills.   MORE

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