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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

2020 SNA Conference 

The Southern Nursery Association has announced plans for the 2020 SNA Conference. After favorable reviews of the 2019 conference, plans are underway for the 2020 conference to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday, January 6 - 7, 2020, preceding the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) on Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, January 10, 2020. READ MORE

2020 SNA Conference

Speaker Lineup 

The 2020 SNA Conference will feature an exceptional cast of speakers:

Anthony Aiello Morris Arboretum
Adam Black Peckerwood Garden
Tim Brotzman
 Brotzman Nursery
Kevin Conrad
 US National Arboretum
Michael Dodge
 Vermont Willow Nursery
Dr. Charlie Hall
 Texas A&M University
Scott McMahan
 Atlanta Botanical Garden
Thomas Molnar Rutgers University
Dr. Marco Palma
 Texas A&M University
Craig Regelbrugge AmericanHort
Bennett Saunders Saunders Brothers
Lloyd Traven Peace Tree Farm
Mary Vaananen Jelitto Perennial Seeds
Adam Wheeler Broken Arrow Nursery
Maria Zampini Upshoot

 For speaker bios, titles, descriptions and more... READ MORE

$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

2019 SNA Research Conference Proceedings Now Available

The proceedings of the 63rd Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings is now available. Proceedings from 1991 to 2019 are provided free to the industry are downloadable, searchable, and printable. The collection includes 3,136 titles comprised of 12,393 pages. READ MORE

2 Days Before MANTS  

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.

SNA365 Program

SNA has announced the creation of a new member program designed to increase exposure to buyers and suppliers in the horticultural industry across the southeast. SNA365, powered by PlantSearch®, is an online sourcing guide for plants and supplies. Members will be able to easily manage their online product listings and photos in one place. All SNA Members will be tagged with a designated logo on the PlantSearch® site. In addition, SNA Member listings will contain a direct link from the SNA website to their PlantSearch® listing. 

READ MORE or go to the SNA365 Products & Availability info page

2020 SNA Award Nominations Open

SNA is calling for nominations for their annual awards to be presented at the 2020 SNA Conference. The SNA awards program is designed to recognize industry professionals for their distinguished talents, extraordinary service and life achievements, and who have demonstrated their commitment to the Southern Nursery Association and the industry through these annual awards. READ MORE

SNA 2019 Award Recipients

SNA has announced the recipients of the 2019 SNA Awards. The awards were presented during The SNA Conference to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland – two days before MANTS.

Slater Wight Memorial Award
Dr. Ted Bilderback
David E. Laird, Sr. Memorial Award
Jonathan Saperstein
SNA Pinnacle Award
Scott Martiniere
Porter Henegar Memorial Award 
Dr. Allen Owings
SNA Honorary Member Award
Donna Fare
Don Shadow Award of Excellence
Tony Avent


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Upcoming Events

  • 06 Jan 2020 1:00 PM
    Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201


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Platinum Members elect to pay 4X the annual dues amount (or $500 annually). Gold Members elect to pay 3X the annual dues amount (or $375 annually). Silver Members elect to pay 2X the annual dues amount (or $250 annually).

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