Texas Forestry Association (TFA) presented Kynda Trim, forester with Farmers National Company, with the 2020 Tree Farm Inspector of the Year award during the organization’s virtual annual conference held Oct. 28-29, 2020, at the TFA headquarters in Lufkin, Texas.
The Tree Farm Committee revised its awards program in 2019 and presented awards to the top inspector in each of three categories: Consultants, Government, and Industry. They or their respective company were awarded $150 with $300 going to the Inspector of the Year.
“These forest professionals give of their time to provide a certification program suitable for family forest owners,” said Rob Hughes, TFA Executive Director. “They take a great deal of pride in their service and we are proud to recognize their diligent service.”
Trim was announced as the 2020 Tree Farm Inspector of the Year and also received the award for top inspector in the Consultant category with more than 50 new certifications and recertifications.
Caleb Murray, a procurement forester with West Rock is the top inspector in the Industry Division and Justin Kendall, Texas A&M Forest Service, received the award in the Government Division
“Their dedication in the face of unprecedented challenges during 2020 is remarkable,” said Hughes. “We are extremely grateful for their hard work in helping forest owners see the value and benefits of the timber they own.”