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Stephen Rogers has been promoted to Forestry Program Specialist for Forest Resource Utilization and Marketing replacing Stewart West who retired.

The Forest Resource Utilization and Marketing (FRU) program supports Kentucky's forest product economy with market development, process improvement and adoption of new technologies.  Through the FRU program, the division strives to expand forest resources and wood industries.  Some of the services provided to the timber industry through FRU include the following:

  • Monitoring changes in the forest
  • Matching wood producers and wood users
  • Conducting industry surveys
  • Compiling and reporting data on quantities and species of wood
  • Compiling the Primary Wood Industries of Kentucky directory
  • Reporting timber products output
  • Monitoring trends in timber harvesting
  • Publishing a quarterly newsletter called "Growing Gold"
  • Offering technical assistance to mills and loggers to increase efficiency

Growing Gold

The division's  marketing bulletin KY Growing Gold Winter 2022.pdf features a listing of timber sales, desirable wood products, wood products for sale and services available. Contact Stephen Rogers​ ​ (270) 841-2627 for more information.

Other Publications and Information

KY Delivered Log Price Report (1st and 2nd Qtrs. 2020).pdf

2020 Kentucky Delivered Log Price Report (3rd. and 4th. Qtrs.).pdf

KENTUCKY DELIVERED LOG PRICE REPORT (1ST AND 2ND QTRS - 2021).pdf 

KENTUCKY DELIVERED LOG PRICE REPORT (3 rd AND 4 th QTRS - 2021).pdf ​​


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