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Member Driven Trade Association

Production Of The Nations Finest Hardwoods

Sustaining Our Forest Resources

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Kentucky Forest Industries Association.

Sawmill, Logging, Wood Products and Forest Management.


Pandemic Assistance

The Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH) is administered by FSA in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) July 22 through Oct. 15, 2021. The USDA is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19.

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Kentucky Wood Expo

Join us this September at the Kentucky Wood Expo, for an in-person event presented by the KFIA. More than 100 indoor and outdoor exhibits will display everything from commercial and portable sawmill machinery to materials handling equipment, attracting key representatives from the nation’s largest wood products manufacturers. KWE provides an opportunity for both hardwood and softwood sawmillers to gather, celebrate new technology, network, and learn about the industry’s latest products.

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Become a KFIA Member

Membership Clubs are a great way to support the association while promoting your company membership. Membership clubs include company dues for a year plus a number of additional benefits that are associated with each level. Please contact the office if you have any questions on benefits of being a Platinum ($2000), Gold ($1000), Silver ($800), or Bronze ($600) Leaf Member.

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56th KFIA Annual Meeting

We recently completed a resounding successful 56th Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky at the Embassy Suites on April 6, 7 & 8. Even under the current Covid -19 restrictions we had a great meeting with 250 in attendance and 26 exhibitors. Those in attendance gained valuable information while having time to network with others in the hardwood industry from throughout the country. KFIA is pleased to announce that the 2022 Annual Meeting will return to Lexington, KY on March 29-31. The KFIA Annual Meeting serves as the premier event for the hardwood industry in Kentucky.

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Log-a-Load for Kids

Log a Load for Kids, celebrating over 30 years of miracles, uses trees- Americas green renewable resource to create miracles for sick and injured children. Please complete a Log a Load for Kids pledge card today to commit your support to our most renewable resource - our children.

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Latest Forestry News

Get the latest news and information about Kentucky Forestry and Hardwoods right here. From stories, events to politics.

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KFIA and our members advocate a conservation ethic in promoting the health, productivity, diversity, and beauty of forests and associated lands.


The Real American Hardwood Promotion is an initiative being undertaken by the state, regional and national hardwood associations to promote the use of hardwoods across all industry segments. The Associations have combined resources to fund research to learn how hardwoods can be better marketed to the consumer and discover how decisions are made when purchasing a wide range of hardwood products.

This video explains the research results and sets the path for growing hardwood markets to increase demand for our members from domestic markets throughout the United States.

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) represents the wood products industry.

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association (KFIA) represents the wood products industry, landowners and forestry interests in Kentucky. The Association promotes the economic welfare and interests of the wood products industry through a number of programs and work with regulatory agencies advocating for forestry in the legislative process at the state and national level.