Did you know that  most of Kentucky’s forests are located in the eastern half of the state? The Win With Wood project brings together the youth of the region, along with forest and wood industries owners/businessmen, Extension agents, leaders, and UK specialists in a collaborative project to introduce the youth of the region to forestry and wood industries. Expected outcomes for the students include: a realistic look at the skills needed in this profession, meaningful experiences, and to open doors to the students for career opportunities.

Every year in October Eastern Kentucky youth experience an exciting event at the University of Kentucky Wood Utilization Center located at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS), Quicksand, KY. Win With Wood is an unique opportunity for Kentucky’s youth to learn more about the forest products industries and to showcase their talents and skills. This annual fun-filled competition incorporates both primary and secondary forest products events as well as forestry events. Students are welcome to participate in as few or as many of the events as she/he desires.