Recent News


The 52nd Annual KFIA Meeting registration is now available to anyone that would like to attend.  The meeting will take place on April 4 - 6 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington and includes the annual golf outing and a special White Oak Seminar to address concerns with future stave and lumber demand.  Speakers will be discussing the impact of the new Administration in Washington on the wood products industry and financial markets plus trucking and a potential new program for KFIA members will be discussed.  There will also be a large number of Exhibitors and plenty of networking opportunities with an attendance of over 350 expected.  Please click here for full meeting registration or contact the KFIA office with any questions.


The Logging Best Management Practices (BMP's) changes for Kentucky are still in the process of being approved by the Legislature and will go into effect around April 1.  A brochure has been developed that summarizes the changes and can be viewed by clicking here  The changes will be enforced on logging jobs once the BMP's are approved and KFIA will keep members updated on the timeline.

Upcoming Events
Wm. H. Steele Memorial ScholarshipApplication attachedDownload
KFIA Annual MeetingExhibitor InformationDownload
2017 KY Wood ExpoExhibitor GuideDownload
KY Master Logger 3-day CourseOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
KML - Continuing EducationOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2015

Kentucky plays a pivotal role in providing forest products to the U.S. and the forestry sector is a major economic force in the Commonwealth providing over 62,000 jobs and $14 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2015.  Its economic input was generated from 713 facilities located in 109 of Kentucky's 120 counties including a wide range of industries from logging and sawmills to cabinet manufacturers and paper and producers.

          View the full Kentucky Economic Impact Report 2015



Kentucky Wood Expo
Sept. 15 & 16,
Masterson Station Park - Lexington, KY
 For more information - click on logo 



Kentucky Chapter Log A Load for Kids - forest industries
charity that benefits Kentucky Children's Hospital
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KFIA Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT: KFIA exists to preserve the traditions, markets and  influence of all the organizations benefiting from Kentucky’s forest resources.  KFIA promotes, protects, and enhances the welfare of the commonwealth’s forest products stakeholders.

VISION:  KFIA is “The Association” of the forest products industry, service providers and landowners that reside or conduct business in Kentucky.  KFIA is a necessary investment of the forest resource stakeholder because of the robust services and benefits provided by the association.

VALUES: Accountability & Responsibility: Members are expected to conduct their business using sound ethical practices and be good steward of Kentucky’s forest resources.

Improvement & Innovation: Support initiatives that lead to continued improvement and innovation.

Responsible Forestry: Preserve members’ freedom to shape their future and defend stakeholders from unnecessary regulation.                                   

Education: Pursue educational opportunities to improve the wellness of membership and effectively inform the general public.  

Contact the KFIA Staff:    

     Bob Bauer, Executive Director
     Michele Brewer, Administrative Assistant