Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) named Ellen Dabbs (left) as the recipient of the 2020 MFA Meritorious Service to Forestry Award. The Meritorious Service to Forestry Award is MFA’s highest honor. This award recognizes an outstanding lifetime contribution to forestry. Dabbs first became a leader in her local county forestry association (CFA) . She is a Certified Public Accountant and has donated countless hours to MFA. She became MFA’s first female president. MFA Executive Vice President Tedrick Ratcliff is shown with her.