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Mike Kane has been wearing a lot of hats over the years. Often, he’s worn them at the same time. 

These dual experiences began early in his career as a graduate student, taking classes at North Carolina State University while working for the school’s Forest Fertilization Cooperative. The… Read Article

As high school graduation neared, Jeff Jordan (BSFR ’95, MFR ’97) figured he would follow in the footsteps of his father, who spent his career in the Marine Corps. 

But then his dad sat him down and explained that if he had to do it all over again, he might not choose the same path.… Read Article

There is perhaps a bit of irony in Matt Goff’s role as a vegetation manager.  

Trained in forestry and working after graduation as a procurement forester, his goal was to keep trees growing as tall and straight as possible. But after a few years traveling the traditional forestry route,… Read Article

As his career took shape over the years, forestry is always where Alex Hinson found his footing. 

Raised on his family’s farm in South Carolina, his goal after college was to return home and run the family business. A growing part of this business involved timber production—something the… Read Article

If you’re looking for the most interesting path, just follow Walter Cook. 

The former parks, recreation and tourism management professor has… Read Article

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