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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 Virtual Conference Schedule Announced

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced The SNA Virtual Conference has been scheduled for February 2021. Knowing it can be challenging for people to sit at a computer screen for extended blocks of time, the conference will be held in four sessions on Wednesdays throughout February from 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern. READ MORE.

SNA Partners with PPA on New to the Market Forum

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced that they are partnering with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) on the upcoming New to the Market Forum – a new virtual experience.

The first edition, Meet Your New Favorites: New Plant & Products Review, will premiere on August 26, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm Eastern followed by a Happy Hour from 5:00pm to 5:45pm. 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. Seven of the awards are named scholarships honoring past industry leaders. Each award of $1,500, totaling $18,000, has been presented to the following excelling scholars: 

Jordan McKenzie Baylor, University of Georgia 
Kelby Jade Biswell, University of Arkansas
Justin Todd Bratcher, University of Georgia
Elizabeth Coleman, University of Georgia
Kristopher S. Criscione, LA State University
Hunter Leigh Hall, University of Mount Olive
Jonathan Alexander Hampton, Auburn Univ.
Shelby Grace Horton, Texas A&M University
Emma Cate Plouzek Morris, University of MD
Martine Patiance Bowombe Toko, TN TechWilliam C. Tolley, Western Kentucky Univ.
Zia Valerie 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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