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Tree Farmer of the Year Clifton Taylor shows off well-managed woodlands with instructional tours

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Clifton Taylor and his wife, Barbara Ellis Taylor, started acquiring tracts of Casey County woodlands in 1959. Today, the family owns about 1,200 well-managed acres, and the couple’s sons and grandchildren are continuing the family work. For their successful efforts in sustainable forest management, the Kentucky Forest Industries Association selected Clifton...

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offers short woodland management course

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward Woodland owners who are wondering how to get the most from their property can benefit from attending one of three University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service short courses tailored to their region. A forest in Eastern Kentucky (photo by Matt Barton). “Folks aren’t always aware of all the resources that are available to help them achieve their objectives,”...

Kentucky Forest Industries’ Wood Expo features classes, exhibits along with competitions

The Kentucky Wood Expo returns to Masterson Station Park in Lexington Sept. 15-16, and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will have a big hand in two days of educational and fun activities for the entire family. The biennial event, sponsored by the Kentucky Forest Industries Association, offers classes, competitions and more than 50 exhibits and demonstrations for everyone, from...

Log Some Miles 5K run for at KFIA Wood Expo benefits Kentucky Children's Hospital

A scenic foot race through a Lexington park will raise money for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Part of the 2013 Kentucky Wood Expo, the inaugural 5K Log Some Miles Race will take place Sept. 21 at the new NCAA cross country course in Masterson Station Park.   Registration begins at 7 a.m. Start time is 9 a.m.   Participants will run on a mowed course, which at times skirts a stream...