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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 to Cease Operations

Following the announcement of canceling The SNA Conference scheduled for February, the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced that in a unanimous vote the board of directors has made the difficult decision to cease operation of the 121-yr. old organization. Since the conference is the main source of income and with declining membership, the board determined that the association cannot be sustained. READ MORE.

SNA Research Conference Proceedings Now Housed at HRI

The SNA Research Conference Proceeding (1990 - 2020 is now housed with the Horticultural Research Institute on their website. 30 years of research comprised on 3,460 titles comprised of 12,492 pages of horticultural research (1990 - 2020) are at your fingertips! Take a look... there's lots of useful information!

$26,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 13 Students

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund, created in 1989 by the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), has announced the names of thirteen students from seven southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. Eight of the awards are named scholarships honoring past industry leaders. Each award was $2,000, totaling $26,000. The fund has now awarded a total of $602,000 to students since it was established in 1989.

For a list of scholarship recipients

SNA BMP Manual Now Housed at AmericanHort

The Best Management Practices Guide, designed to help growers identify and promote exceptional management practices, methods and procedures was first published in 1996 (v 1.0) and updated in 2007 (v 2.0) and once again in 2013 (v 3.0). With more than 6,000 copies in use today, this ever-popular guide has been recognized as the undisputed benchmark for horticultural BMPs in the U.S. As SNA ceased operations in 2021, this electronic publication is now available on the AmericanHort website.

SNA Award Recipients

Through the years, SNA recognized many industry members for their distinguished talents, extraordinary service and lifetime achievements.

Although the SNA has ceased operations, after 121 years, we want to continue to honor these individuals. You will find a list of all award recipients from 1956 - 2020 listed on the SNA Awards page.

See photo gallery below (below).

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In an effort to preserve the 121-year legacy of the SNA, two existing Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) Funds (the SNA Fund and the SNA Golf Classic Fund) were combined (totaling over $300,000) and renamed the Southern Nursery Association Legacy Fund.

Industry members are encouraged to continue to donate to this important fund that awards funding for horticultural research in the southeast region of the U.S. Your tax-deductible gift to HRI helps support research efforts that bring together research and business communities across the United States.

To donate to the SNA Legacy Fund, go to the HRI website Donate page and note the Fund Name.

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