Southern Loggin’ Times magazine Associate Editor Jay Donnell has the opportunity to visit Jeff Drake Logging in Brownsville, Tennessee. Jeff Drake, a fourth generation logger, has established himself as one of the most respected loggers in west Tennessee. His excellent land management practices leave landowners smiling because of his company’s attention to detail when leaving a tract. Jeff Drake Logging was established in 1998 after Drake bought out his father, Alan Drake. At the time, Drake was only 23 years old, but after learning the ways of the woods from his father and grandfather, Lynn Haynes, he knew he was ready to run a business of his own. Drake spent many summers in his late teenage years working at Haynes Lumber Company, his grandfather’s sawmill. He enjoyed working in the sawmill, but knew that the forestry industry was his true calling.
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