Recent News


August 15, Wednesday - Northeast Region – Morehead, KY (click on date for download)

Activities:  Golf - Eagle Trace Golf Course
Meeting & Dinner Location: Carl D. Perkins Community Center
Hotel Reservations:    Holiday Inn Express – 606/784-5796
    Comfort Inn and Suites - 606/780-7378
For more information contact: Amy Middleton, Diamond Forest Resources
    (606/462-1005), Email:

August 21, Tuesday - Western Region – Central City, KY (click on date for download)

Activities: Golf – Central City Country Club 
Meeting & Dinner Location: Central City Country Club
Hotel Reservations: Best Western – 270/757-0222, Days Inn – 270/754-1222
    Super 8 Motel – 270/757-1700 
For more information contact:  Bill Hendrix, Brewco Inc. (270/754-5847)             

September 11, Tuesday - Southeast Region – London, KY

Activities: Golf – London Country Club
    Contact: Darrin Gay -606/847-9009 or
Meeting & Dinner Location:  London Country Club, London, KY
Hotel Reservations: Holiday Inn Express - 606/862-0077, Hampton Inn - 606/864-0011
    Baymont Inn & Suites – 606/877-1000
For more information contact:  Darryl Centers/Melissa Conway –Patterson Chip Co. 
    (606/523-9480)   Email:

Upcoming Events
Into to Lumber Grading5-Day Course July 23-27Download
Northeast Region MeetingAug. 15 - Morehead KYDownload
Western Region MeetingAug. 21 - Central City, KYDownload
Wm. H. Steele Memorial ScholarshipApplication attachedDownload
KY Master Logger 3-day CourseOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
KML - Continuing EducationOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2016

  Kentucky Forestry Economic Contribution Report 2016
       Click here to download the 2016 Impact Report

  Kentucky plays a pivotal role in providing forest products to the U.S. and beyond; the forestry  
  sector is a major economic force in the commonwealth. Estimates of the economic contribution and
  related 2016 statistics include:

   * $9 billion in direct economic contribution.
   * $14.4 billion in total economic contributions a 1% decrease over 2015.
   * 27,740 jobs in the forest industry and an estimated 60,225 jobs overall.
   * 722 facilities located in 110 of Kentucky's 120 counties, gaining 9 facilities since 2015.

Sawmills and secondary wood manufacturing were estimated to show increases in direct revenues in 2016; together they are responsible for $3.4 billion in direct revenues, an increase of over $500 million from 2015.

Sawlog production estimated at 746,000 board feet, down slightly compared to 2015, with growth still outpacing removals 2:1. Kentucky remains one of the leaders in hardwood sawlog production in the U.S.

Exports decreased slightly to $283 million, with barrels (new and used) and white oak lumber still the number 1 and 2 exports. Europe remains the top destination for our exports followed closely by Asia.

Hardwood sawlog delivered prices for most major species were mixed compared to 2015.

The closing of the Verso pulp and paper facility in Wickliffe resulted in a functional collapse of pulpwood markets in western KY which helps explain the decline of more than $20 million in the logging sector compared to 2015.



Kentucky Wood Expo - the next Expo will be held in Sept. 20 & 21, 2019
Lexington, KY -  For more information - click on logo 

Kentucky Chapter Log A Load for Kids - forest industries charity that benefits Kentucky Children's Hospital
Click on logo for more information





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