Looking for a skidder, loader, cutter, sawhead, processor, chipper, mulcher or delimber? Considering a different tire brand? In the market for a truck, trailer or lowboy? Shopping for insurance? Interested in contests or continuing education opportunities? Want to help support Log-ALoad for Kids? Hungering for some of the South’s best fried catfish and fixings? Craving for some entertainment? Looking for activities to entertain the kids? Want to buy a unique carving made by a chain saw artist?
You’ll find all these opportunities and more at the 17th biennial Mid- South Forestry Equipment Show, set for August 21-22, 2020 at Mississippi State University’s John W. Starr Memorial Forest near Starkville, Mississippi (state highway 25 south). Most of these opportunities are available for the low $25 admission that’s good for both days. Spouses not business-active and children under 18 do not have to pay but are required to register.
Food cooked on-site on Saturday in the live area is always delicious.
Since its founding in 1984, the family-friendly event has become the South’s most popular live/static forest-focused venue, thanks to its blend of the latest equipment, technology and services; continuing education sessions for loggers and foresters; crucial support from Mississippi State University; cash door prizes; various contests; children’s activities; delicious meals prepared on site (Saturday); and tie-in meeting of the Mississippi Loggers Assn. (Friday night). Participation typically tops 6,000.
Mid-South will again offer continuing education tent and field classes for loggers and foresters. Loggers can earn up to 11 hours in category 1 by participating and can receive up to six hours of category 2 credit (3 hours each day) simply by attending the show. Foresters can earn up to 9 hours in category I-CF. All sessions begin each day at 9 a.m. and change on the hour. More information will be available at the show registration area.
Log-A-Load activities include T-shirt sales and tickets for pistols, rifles and shotguns by the Mississippi Loggers Assn., and donations for food prepared and served at mid-day Saturday by various live area vendors, including Stribling Equipment and B&G Equipment.
The show is a collaborative effort involving Mississippi State University, the Mississippi Forestry Assn., Mississippi Loggers Assn., and Hatton- Brown Publishers.
A fully restored Taylor Logger’s Dream serves as the show’s official mascot.