John Boyette receives the Make a Difference award from Michael Easley during Texas Forestry Association’s annual convention held October 16-18, 2019 held at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Texas Forestry Association (TFA) presented John Boyette, forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service, with the 2019 Make A Difference award during the organization’s annual conference held Oct. 16-18, 2019, at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas.

‘The award was started several years ago, and it is not one that is given every year,” said Jason Ellis, Chair of TFA’s Tree Farm Committee. “This year, however, we have a person who has been with us a long time and has accomplished so much for not only Tree Farm certification, but for the landowners he has served.”

Since 1992, Boyette has certified 26 new tree farms, decertified 28 tree farms, and recertified 125 tree farms. In addition, he has served as Area Chair for many years thus ensuring the work of the Tree Farm Committee and the requirements of the American Tree Farm System are carried out.  

Boyette has received many Tree Farm inspector awards over the years, however, he has one significant legacy.