Forestry students at Mississippi State are encouraged to participate in organizations that strengthen their sense of professionalism and point them toward continued development after graduation. The Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is one of those organizations. Forestry students who take part in its activities are aided in developing communication and leadership skills that are difficult to learn in a classroom. Forestry is not just trees. Forestry students deal with the biology of the forest and the economics of timber. They learn how to use these tools to achieve a forest landowner's objectives. Foresters not only make decisions-they must also effectively communicate their decisions.
Bullard, Steven H., "The MSU Student Chapter, Society of American Foresters" (1986). Faculty Publications. 167.