Indiana Hardwood Strategy

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch unveiled a new economic development strategy to grow the state’s hardwoods industry on February 5, 2019 at our 121st Annual Convention & Exposition. The strategy was commissioned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and was completed by DJ Case & Associates, Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Purdue Extension.

Mark Your Calendar

Lumber Grading Short Course

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 4:30 pm


News and Information

  • We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 IHLA Scholarship. The monetary support may be used by the recipient to attend any educational program ranging from a two or four year collegiate program, trade school, lumber grading school, saw filer school, dry kiln operators schooling, etc. You can find more details and an application HERE. Deadline is September 30th.

  • Take a minute to watch this video from HMA’s NextGen Leaders Council about the advantages of American Hardwoods.

  • A great read or listen to how forests change over time.

  • Check out this short video on one of the many benefits of using hardwoods.


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