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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. 

2019 SNA Board Elected

Officers of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) who will serve for the 2019 term were elected during the 120th Annual SNA Business Meeting held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md., during The SNA Conference.

Joseph Napoli, Athens Wholesale Nursery, Athens, GA, was elected president succeeding Norman Cole, III, Cole Nursery, Pipestem, WV. READ MORE

5 Students Awarded Bryson L. James Student Competition Awards

Five students from four universities were presented cash awards totaling $1,800 for their presentations at the Bryson L. James Student Competition held during the 63rs SNA Research Conference. A full press release including a list of students, universities and titles is available. READ MORE.

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  

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.

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


See photo gallery below (left).

Upcoming Events

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


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