Logger Of The Year? Yep.

mhbAs Ralph Morgan puts it, “I’d rather have friends than money anytime.”

Luckily, Morgan has both, although he’s not the type to talk much about the latter. Morgan has made innumerable friends after 40-plus years logging and doing other business in a two-county area of eastern Mississippi. And a good many of those friends are business contacts.

Maybe Morgan puts so much stock in maintaining good friends because most people who work with him become his friends. After living and maintaining three businesses in the same county for decades, Morgan is good at keeping those friends. Networking works in the woods, too.

As with almost any successful logger, much …