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.
2013 Inspector of the Year
Connie Woodcock, Central Region, Kentucky
Division of Forestry, Campbellsville, KY
2013 Logger of the Year
Gussy Allen, Allen's Logging LLC
2013 Tree Farmer of the Year
Harry & Karen Pelle, Bradsfordville, KY
KFIA Annual Meeting/KY Tree Farm Awards Luncheon - Held April 2-4, Louisville, KY at The Brown Hotel. We had a great crowd of approx. 350 people in attendance. The theme this year "Let the Good Times Roll"
Thursday, April 3 is 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 $1,700.00. For more information visit www.kfia.org