Upcoming Events
KML - Continuing EducationOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
Annual Meeting Golf OutingMarch 25 - Univerisity Club of KYDownload
KFIA 50th Annual MeetingMarch 25-27, 2015Download
Sustainability of White Oak Timber SupplyMarch 25 - KFIA Annual MeetingDownload
KY Master Logger 3-day CourseOngoing - view website for dates/locationsDownload
Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Assn - Spring MeetingApril 16 & 17 - French Lick Springs HotelDownload
2015 Annual Meeting Exhibitors Download

Kentucky Wood Expo
September 18 & 19, 2015 - Lexington, KY
 For more information on 2013 show - click on logo 



Kentucky Chapter Log A Load for Kids - forest industries
charity that benefits Kentucky Children's Hospital
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Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2013-2014

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 59,000 jobs and $12.8 billion to Kentucky's economy in 2013. It's economic input was generated from 703 facilities located in 110 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 2013-2014


Back To Our Roots - 50 Years and Still Growing

“Back To Our Roots – 50 Years and Still Growing”  

Embassy Suites - KFIA 50th Annual Meeting (Click here to make reservations)  Block release date is February 23, 2015

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) will hold its 50th Annual Meeting on March 25-27, 2015 at The Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky.  The association plans to host over 400 company representatives from throughout the region.  There will be a variety of discussions and activities to enjoy during the event.  A number of opportunities will be made available for attendees to gather and discuss current issues, and meet with customers both new and old.  The meeting will get underway with a golf outing at the University Club of Kentucky Golf Course in Lexington, Kentucky and a Unique Horse Farm Tour.    

The exhibit area will be open throughout the meeting and the Tree Farm Awards Luncheon will recognize outstanding individuals for their achievements in the forest industry community.  We will have a special presentation from President Abraham Lincoln to honor all of KFIA’s past presidents and founding members.   

2015 White Oak Timber Supply Flyer Final.pdf

Speakers will include Dean Nancy Cox; from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture who will provide information on the past 50 years of working with the University of Kentucky.  James R. Comer, Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Kentucky will give us an update on the Kentucky Proud Program, wood   industry involvement and what the future may hold.  Lee Andrews, Kentucky Field Office Supervisor will provide an update on the Northern Long-eared Bat and the potential affects on forest management if listed as an endangered species.     

We encourage all members that were instrumental in the beginning years of the association to make plans to attend this meeting and bring any history you want to share.    Please make your room reservations before the February 23rd cut off date.   The hotel has another event on Friday and will fill up quickly.  You can call the Embassy Suites at  859/455-5000 or use the link below to make your room reservations:


KFIA Mission Statement

The purpose of KFIA is to promote the economic welfare and interests of Kentucky’s wood industry. The Association has a wide range of membership and is designed to assist primary and secondary wood industry, landowners, loggers, and service industries. Conservation, sustaining quality forest resources for the future and working with agencies and programs to promote the future of the industry while protecting all forest users are the major goals of KFIA.

Contact the KFIA Staff:    

     Bob Bauer, Executive Director
     Michele Brewer, Staff Assistant