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Upcoming Trainings through IHLA
There will be some useful training coming up through the Indiana Hardwood Lumber Association.

Hardwood Lumber Grading, Manufacturing & Pricing - September 23, 2015 - Vincennes University, Jasper Campus, Jasper, Ind.

Circular & Band Sawmill Maintenance & Trouble Shooting Workshop - Oct. 16-17, 2015 - Salem, Ind.

Scanning & Sawing Hardwood Logs Demonstration - October 20, 2015 - Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Jennings County

Marketing Hardwood Veneer Logs & Trees for consultant foresters & land owners - October 22, 2015
Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Jennings County

Marketing Hardwood Veneer Logs & Trees for consultant foresters & land owners - October 23, 2015 - Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Jennings County

Sales Techniques & Product Knowledge for the Hardwood Lumber Industry - Nov. 11-12 - Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Ind.

For more information about these trainings or to sign up click here.
Wood Expo Events - 
September 18 & 19, 2015
The Wood Expo is right around the corner. Bring the whole family Ky Wood Expo Logo out for fun educational classes on wood id, managing your woodlands, small scale logging, equipment demonstrations and many more. While supplies last you can also make your own hardwood cutting board or cedar bird feeder free with purchase of Wood Expo gate ticket. The Kentucky Wood Expo will be held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, KY. Hope to see you there! Click here for a link to the Wood Expo Website for more information click here.

Friday, September 18
9:00 a.m.  Gates & Exhibits Open
         Log A Load for Kids Silent Auction
                Cutting Board Workshop  (ongoing event)
10:00 a.m. Student Program & FFA Competition
12:00 p.m. Continuing Education  Classes
3:00 p.m.   Local Celebrity Forestry Competition
5:00 p.m.   Gates Close
Saturday, September 19
7:00 a.m.  Log Some Miles 5K Registration
8:30 a.m.  Gates & Exhibits Open
 Log A Load for Kids Silent Auction    
        Cutting Board Workshop (ongoing event)
9:00 a.m.  Student Lumberjack Competition
9:30 a.m.  Continuing Education Classes
10:00 a.m. Knuckleboom Contest
10:30 a.m. Live Country/Bluegrass Music
1:00 p.m.  Skidder Contest
1:00 p.m.  Carving Competition Live Auction
4:30 p.m.  Gates Close
  •  Live Sawmill, Pallet & Heavy Equipment Demonstrations
  •  Inside & Outside Industry Related Exhibits
  •  Chain Saw Carving Demonstration &
  •  Crafts, Food & Fun for the Entire Family
  •  Continuing Education Classes
Dehumidification Drying Short Course 
Dehumidification Drying Short Course
October 8-9, 2015 (8 AM - 5 PM ET).

NCSU Wood Products Extension
Raleigh, North Carolina

This short course is designed for organizations interested in kiln drying of wood. Faculty instructors: Phil Mitchell, Eric McConnell, Perry Peralta and Guillermo Velarde.  Fee: $185 early fee; $215 regular fee starting September 19, 2015. Contact Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-9563 or click here.

September 2015
University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry
Contacts You Need: 

Bobby Ammerman,

Terry Conners

Jeff Stringer,

 Quick Links

Primary and Secondary Wood Directories


Kentucky Forest Industries Association 


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