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
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.
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
SNA Pinnacle Award
Porter Henegar Memorial Award
Dr. Allen Owings
SNA Honorary Member Award
Don Shadow Award of Excellence
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