Mississippi Forestry Association
The Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA) is the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining Mississippi's forests. Founded in 1938, MFA seeks to unify members of the forestry community. Members and staff work to accomplish the MFA mission through public affairs, communications, and education programs that promote conservation, development, and wise use of forestland and resources. The Mississippi Forestry Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit, non-stock corporation established by MFA in 1964 to promote and carry out educational, literary, scientific, and charitable programs to better conserve, develop, and protect the forest and related natural resources of Mississippi for the best interest of this and future generations. MFF supports Project Learning Tree, Teachers Conservation Workshops, and other Youth Forestry Programs; sponsors a Mass Timber Studio for Mississippi State University School of Architecture students; and awards a scholarship to a student in the Mississippi State University College of Forest Resources. MFF published the Family TREES children's book in 2021 to educate students about the importance of sustainable forestry and forest products manufacturing in Mississippi.