The Kentucky Tree Farm Committee promotes actions that sustain forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitat through the power of private stewardship.
Family forests certified by for the American Tree Farm System are recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and meet current standards qualifying tree farms as SFI certified wood.
The Tree Farm System operates as an informal partnership encouraging resource management professionals from all disciplines and segments (forest industries, public agencies, private forestry consultants, and forest landowner organizations) to work together and offer expertise to family forest owners. The Kentucky Tree Farm Committee carriers out its mission by:
- Recognize each year the Kentucky Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.
- Recognize the Kentucky Outstanding Logger of the Year
Recognize the Kentucky Outstanding Inspector of the Year
- Sponsor Tree Farm Field Days and educational programs throughout the state
Undertaking special projects designed to educate Kentucky landowners on proper forest management
The Kentucky Tree Farm Brochure has been revised. Click here to download the current version.
2012 Inspector of the Year
Hagan Wonn, Kentucky Hardwood Lumber
2012 Tree Farmer of the Year
Perry Sebaugh, Park City, KY
2012 Logger of the Year
French Logging, Webster, KY
KFIA Annual Meeting/KY Tree Farm Awards Luncheon - April 3-5 KFIA held its Annual Meeting in Lexington Kentucky at the Embassy Suites with over 320 people in attendance. The theme this year was "...Where Do We Go From Here?"
Thursday was the Kentucky Tree Farm Awards luncheon which provided an opportunity to honor a wide range of individuals that help to make forestry and the wood industry a huge success throughout the state.
A Silent Auction was held to benefit the Kentucky Tree Farm System and raised over $1,100.00. Many thanks to everyone who particpated and donated items. For more information visit www.kfia.org
KFIA Forestry License Plate
A special license plate is now available promoting forestry in Kentucky. The plate has already been approved by the state and the association is in the process of collecting the 900 forms required for the plate to be made. Below is the application and sample of the plate. The plate was complimentary designed by Kirby Stephens, Kirby Stephens Design (www.ksdweb.com). The plate will promote forestry while raising funds for log a load for kids and the William H. Steele Scholarship Fund.
To apply for a plate simply fill out the application below and return with a check for $25 made payable to the KFIA Foundation – Log A Load for Kids to the association office. Each plate ordered must have an application filled out and payment must be submitted. Copies of the forms can be made to order additional plates. Once 900 applications are received, the forms will be sent to the state and a card will be issued telling the applicant the plate is available at the your local county clerk office. At the time the plate is ready the applicant will pay any remaining county clerk fees and can make a voluntary donation. Voluntary contributions will go to the Log A Load for Kids and the William H. Steele Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions, please contact the KFIA Office at 502/695-3979.
Make Checks Payable to: KFIA Foundation– LAL for Kids
Return application(s) and check to: KFIA, 106 Progress Drive, Frankfort KY 40601Contact Michele
Click here to download the application: License Plate 2012
Kentucky Tree Farm Biltmore Stick.
Available in Red and White Oak
Lettering etched into wood.