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Young Loggers

From Justice to Forest

James Johnson stands in front of a John Deere HarvesterAs the saying goes, life happens when you're making plans. Such was the case for James Johnson, owner of Johnson Timber Harvesting in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Johnson began skidding wood in high school; however, after graduation he switched gears and went to college to major in criminal justice. After earning his degree, he decided the woods were where he belonged and he returned to the forest.


Read more about how Deere keeps Johnson’s young crew productive


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  • Are they passionate about their work and good stewards of the land, always striving to meet and exceed standard forestry principles?
  • Do they give back to the community?
  • Are they an advocate for the logging profession?


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