A Whole New World - KFIA Meeting March 29-31


Please join us at the KFIA 57th Annual Meeting and find out what is happening not only in Kentucky but around the country.   Come and learn how we can keep markets strong and what the future may hold related to programs designed to move our industry forward and get our products to market.  

A Whole New World Agenda Subject to change  
   
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
  9:00 a.m. - On Site Registration Begins & Exhibitor Set-up
  9:30 a.m. - John C. Smith Memorial Golf Scramble Registration 
10:00 a.m. - Golf Scramble Tee off – Houston Oaks Golf Course, Paris, KY
  3:00 p.m. - KFIA Board of Directors Meeting  
  6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception - Join our Exhibitors as we kick off the meeting with plenty of good food and drinks and learn the Golf Scramble Results in the Exhibit Area.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 
  7:00 a.m. - Fellowship for Christian Lumbermen’s Prayer Meeting 
  7:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast in the Exhibit Area 
  9:00 a.m. - Opening Session- Welcome - KFIA President Dan Allard, Domtar Paper Co. LLC.  Guest Speaker: KY Energy & Environmental Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman
  9:15 a.m. - State Legislative and Programs Update - This year's Kentucky Legislative Session is facing a multitude of issues from redistricting to funding a wide range of programs related to Covid response and tornado relief.  A number of other  issues will be considered and there is always legislation proposed that that will affect the business community.  KFIA also continues to support programs that will improve our industry and sustain our woodland resource for the future.  
   9:30 a.m. - National Legislative Update - Hard to believe that we have had a new President for over a year and a lot has happened in Washington DC related to funding for infrastructure and Covid relief.  This session will discuss what issues the administration is now focusing on that could affect the hardwood industry from climate change to taxes. 
  9:45 a.m. - The Real American Hardwood Promotion - Our wood industry has struggled to work together on a national marketing program to promote the use of American hardwoods in a consistent manner.  Hardwood markets are facing competition from a wide range of competitors and export tariffs have all affected demand.  The Real  American Hardwood Promotion has done the research and now is the time to for the wood industry to support funding to improve market share for hardwoods.  Learn about the program in Kentucky that will match all donations from KFIA members to double the support for hardwood promotion.    
10:00 a.m. - Hardwood Market Update - Markets have remained strong as the nation recovers from the pandemic.  A wide range of supply issues are affecting all markets and the big question is will the recovery continue to be good for hardwoods.       
10:30 a.m.- Infrastructure Funding Effects on the Wood Industry - A massive infrastructure bill has been passed in Washington to provide funding for infrastructure projects and also for a wide range of other initiatives and programs that will help the hardwood industry.  Learn from Representative Hal Rogers’ office on how this funding could help your business get better.
11:00 a.m. - Carbon Markets - Where Does Wood Fit In - Carbon markets and storage 
are being talked about all of the time but it can be real confusing on just how the wood industry and our woodlands fit into the equation.  This presentation will explain where current markets are headed and how wood products and our forests can benefit and support carbon storage.
11:30 a.m. - KFIA/KY Tree Farm Awards Luncheon - KFIA Business Meeting - Election of Officers & Awards Presentation.  The Luncheon will include a special guest from the past that will have us all thinking about how times have changed.  There will also be presentations for the newly elected KFIA officers and outstanding individuals will be recognized for their achievements in the forest industry community.  
 2:00 p.m. - SFI/SIC Committee Meeting – Open to Everyone
                    Main topic: SFI Projects and Certification Update
 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Robinson Lumber Company / Houchens Insurance Group
Hospitality Suite - Everyone is welcome to stop by the and visit with Robinson Lumber Company and Houchens Insurance Group (formerly Van Meter Insurance) and enjoy some fresh crawfish and shrimp straight from New Orleans and have a cold drink.
 5:30 p.m. - Exhibitors Reception in the Exhibit Area - Join our Exhibitors for plenty of good food and drinks and learn about the many services available to the wood industry and don’t forget to bid on your favorite Tree Farm silent auction items.
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
  8:00 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
  9:00 a.m. - General Session/ Welcome 
  9:15 a.m. - Trucking Availability and What to Expect in the Future - Getting logs, lumber and products moved is becoming a huge concern with a number of changes on the horizon.  Training for CDL drivers, shortage of trucks and will they eventually be powered by electricity are all ongoing issues.  Information will be presented that can help your transportation planning to better move your products to market. 
10:00 a.m. - Appalachian Hardwood Training Initiative -  An Appalachian hardwood industry training program has received $1.5 million in federal funding to prepare workers for sawmill and secondary manufacturing jobs. The Appalachian Regional Commission approved the money for three community colleges including Big Sandy Community College in eastern Kentucky along with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. to support the Appalachian  Hardwood Training Initiative. The three-year project will develop educational and training opportunities for  current and future workers in the industry’s  regional sawmills and hardwood manufacturing facilities.
10:45 a.m. - White Oak Initiative on the Ground Implementation - The National White Oak Initiative has released their National Conservation Plan and now is the time to take action on the ground to insure the future of this important species.  Learn how training is underway for loggers, foresters and landowners to make sure that white oak is being regenerated to meet the needs of all users from wood 
industry to bourbon to wildlife interests.
11:30 a.m. - Meeting Adjourns  
12:00 p.m. - Optional Tour:  Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company - Brewery & Distillery tour will last about 60–65 minutes.  Guests receive four tasting tokens to use for sampling carefully crafted, award-winning brews and spirits.                             

2022 KFIA ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS
“A Whole New World” - March 29-31, 2022

Breakfast Sponsors

A & Y Enterprises                          Brewco Inc.
Courtney Timber Harvesting         D & M Forestry
Diamond Forest Resources          C.B. Goodman & Sons Lumber
Graf & Thomas Lumber Co.          H & S Lumber Co. Inc.
Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc.        Koppers Inc.
Ladd Forest Consulting                 Lebanon Oak Flooring Co.
Little River Lumber Co.                  McCoy Construction & Forestry
McCreary County Hardwoods        Missouri Walnut
Precision Products                          Quality Pallet Co. LLC.
Smith Creek, Inc.        

Welcome Reception Sponsors

BOYD CAT                                    Eagle Lumber Co. LLC
Green River Post Co. LLC            Koetter Woodworking, Inc.
Maxwell Brothers Lumber             Midwest Hardwood Corp.
J.W. Perry Lumber LLC                 Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Powell Valley Millwork                   Rudd Equipment Co.
Wilson Equipment Co.

Exhibitor Reception Sponsors

Corley Manufacturing                    Domtar Paper Co. LLC
Fannin’s Sawmill Inc.                    Stella-Jones Corporation
Lewis Lumber & Milling, Inc.         Sisler Lumber Company
Stephens Hardwood LLC.             Tarter Gate Wood Products, Inc.
Harold White Lumber, Inc.      

General Sessions & Awards Luncheon Sponsors

Roy Anderson Lumber Co. Inc.       Dunaway Timber Co.
GreenTree Forest Products             Hart County Hardwoods LLC
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance

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