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Kentucky Forest Product Industry Directory

    

With the Primary and Secondary Wood Industries directories combined, we are now able to offer you a searchable online directory/database for Kentucky’s forest products industry and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Of course, you may still view the directories separately in a .pdf format by clicking on one of the links below.

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 KFIA Membership Directory (Click on picture to view)

     
Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report

Kentucky Forest Sector Economic Contribution 

Forests cover nearly half the state of Kentucky and are the foundation of a forest sector that is a major economic force in the Commonwealth. This webpage contains the latest Kentucky forest sector economic contribution estimates, prior estimates, links to data sources and methods, as well as additional information related to the economic importance of Kentucky’s forest resources.    

The 2016 estimates for the economic contribution of Kentucky’s forest sector include: 
  •  $8.4 billion in direct economic contribution  
  • $13.29 billion in total economic contributions 
  •  26,068 jobs in the forest sector and an estimated  
  •  59,451 jobs overall 
The Kentucky Forest Sector is divided into six sub-sectors: Logging, Primary Wood Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper, Secondary Wood Manufacturing, Paper Converters Wood Residue Each of these sub-sectors is comprised of one or more forest industries except for the Pulp and Paper sub-sector which consists of only paper mills in Kentucky. For more information about the forest industries included in each sub-sector click here. 

  

 
     
The Forest Industry - Southeast Kentucky

The Forest Industry - In Southeast Kentucky

The link above is a video produced by UK College of Agriculture, Dept. of Forestry.  This video highlights what happens to a tree from the woods to the final wood product.  Many KFIA members are interviewed during this video.  This is a very educational, informative video.

     
Scholarship Opportunities
William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund  (click here for downloadable form)

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) sponsors the William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund, which is made available to deserving individuals who hope to pursue a career in the forest products industry.  Interested persons can apply for $500 per semester if planning to enroll or already enrolled in a two or four year university forestry program.   A $600 scholarship is also available for qualified individuals to attend the NHLA Lumber Grading School in Memphis, TN.   

Qualified applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average if already enrolled in a forestry program and at least work one summer for a wood industry company.    

For more information on how to apply for the William H. Steele Memorial Forestry Scholarship contact Rick Goodin, KFIA Education Chairman at 270/692-2128 or the KFIA office at 502/695-3979.            

KFIA is a trade association dedicated to serving and promoting the forest products industry of Kentucky.  Founded in 1965, it has over 600 members in the areas of primary and secondary wood industry, supplier and service industries, wholesale, loggers and landowners.