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     Serving the Horticulture Industry Since 1899

As a regional association, SNA works to advance the horticulture industry in the Southeast by supporting and enhancing educational, commercial and research opportunities, and by gathering, analyzing and disseminating information  to our members, the state associations within our region, and the industry. If you are not a member, we invite you to join the Southern Nursery Association today! Learn more

SNA Conference Goes Virtual

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced that The SNA Conference will be delivered through a virtual platform in 2021. The new format will allow broader participation as well as a wider range of topics. The conference will offer industry professionals a dynamic and interactive experience through the 18th SNA Plant Conference and the 65th SNA Research Conference, Keynote Sessions and Panel Discussions and Networking. In addition, SNA will be conducting annual business as well with 122nd Annual SNA Business Meeting. READ MORE

COVID-19 Resources

During the Coronavirus, COVID-19, challenge we know there are many questions and uncertainties relating to you and your business. In an effort to supply you with current updates and resources to help you make the best decisions for your business, we offer these resources. We will continue to provide additional links and updates as they become available.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
John Hopkins COVID-19 Daily Tracker
OSHA Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 and the Fair Standards Act
AmericanHort Coronavirus Resource Center
Ball Publishing COVID-19 News

State Reopening Schedules

We pray for the well-being of you and your families, and for the least amount of disruption to our industry.

$18,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 12 Students

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of twelve students from nine southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. Five of the awards are named scholarships honoring past industry leaders, including the new award named to honor Dr. Bryson L. James for the 40+ years of service to the Southern Nursery Association as Director of Horticultural Research. Each award of $1,500, totaling $18,000, has been presented to the following excelling scholars: 

Katelin Borden, University of Florida 
Sean Patrick Caton, University of Georgia Shane Ford, University of Georgia 
Zachary William Jones, University of Maryland 
Claire Elizabeth Krofft, Auburn University 
Joanna Lambert, Louisiana State University 
Nathan Allen Maren, NC State University 
Juan Fernando Moscoso, University of Ark.
Darle Bailey Riordan, University of Kentucky 
Angela Rowe, University of Georgia 
Angelia Dynette Ryker, University of Tenn.
Zia V. Williamson, University of Georgia


2020 SNA Research Conference Proceedings Now Available

The proceedings of the 64th Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings is now available. Proceedings from 1991 to 2020 are provided free to the industry are downloadable, searchable, and printable. The collection includes 3,160 titles comprised of 12,539 pages. READ MORE

SNA Announces
2020 Award Recipients

SNA has announced the recipients of the 2020 SNA Awards. The awards will be presented during The SNA Conference to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland – two days before MANTS.

Slater Wight Memorial Award
Dr. Allan Armitage
David E. Laird, Sr. Memorial Award
Autumn Schwab White
SNA Pinnacle Award
Brent Harper
Porter Henegar Memorial Award 
Dr. Robert Geneve
Don Shadow Award of Excellence
Mark and Jolly Krautman
SNA Honorary Member Award
Jimmy Driver


See photo gallery below (below).

SNA Announces New 
Student Travel Grant Program

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced a new program designed to offer financial aid through travel reimbursements to students presenting in the Bryson L. James Student Research Competition at the 2020 SNA Research Conference. The application deadline is November 29, 2019.

READ MORE or go to the SNA Research Conference Page for details and application form.

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