‘Farmweek’ Launches Campaign on Benefits Of Tree Farms

In Starkville, Mississippi, during the past three decades, “Farmweek” reporters have been on almost every type of farm in the state.


Such farms include row crop, poultry, catfish, forestry and others. One of their most recent shows, on July 20, 2012, was on tree farming and foresty and their impact on building homes.

Tree Farm

Farmweek cast Leighton Spann, Artis Ford, Amy Taylor

A tree farm, according to Wikipedia, is a privately owned forest managed for timber production. The term tree farm is also used to refer to plantations and to tree nurseries of which all are important to the Mississippi Forest Industry.

Humanity Home
Humanity Home

Humanity Home

The July 20th show on “Farmweek” was about the Mississippi Forest Industry sponsoring a “Green” Habitat for Humanity Home.

“Farmweek” Reporter

“The home is nearing completion in Meridian, Mississippi, and it is being built with wood grown and harvested according to the guidelines of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

It is sponsored by many of the various companies that make up Mississippi’s forest industry. The home will also receive certification under the National Green Building Standard of the National Association of Homebuilders.” – Reported by Artis Ford with “Farmweek”

More on “Farmweek”

For more on “Farmweek” go to MSU Cares. Go to video at “Farmweek” site for this story by Artis Ford. More on the same topic with Ford at article’s video.