University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), B.S. Forestry 1956
Registered Forester (AR) #73
Member: Association of Consulting Foresters, Society of American Foresters, Board of Directors Arkansas Forestry Association
Jim’s first 15 years as a forester were spent working for timber companies. He served as a unit forester for International Paper Company in the Hampton District and as a procurement forester for Georgia Pacific. He started consulting full time in 1971 when he established Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. He has served on numerous local and state boards and his long 60 year history in the timber industry has been very valuable in the management of our clients’ properties. Jim received the 2015 UAM “Distinguished Alumni” Award for his years of contribution to the UAM forestry program.