Established in 1903, OFA is dedicated to strengthening and expanding the wood products industry for the benefit of Ohio companies, employees, customers, landowners, and the general public. OFA provides information and services to members through networking opportunities, educational programs, trade shows, financial benefit programs, and legislative representation.
The industry is supported by a forest base of over eight million acres of woodlands, growing some of the highest quality hardwoods in the world. A state harvest of nearly 500 million board feet per year is less than half the amount of wood grown by the forests, indicating that Ohio is sustainably growing and harvesting its forest resource. These forests are largely owned by nearly 350,000 private landowners who provide the wood resource needed to support such a successful industry.