Active Membership and Dues Status
Or, go to Membership Directory
link in the left panel.
Call for paper titles, award nominiations and election ballot
Where to Get All Needed Forms
See the links to the left
• ACB Awards Nomination Forms
• Member Awards Nomination Forms
List of former award recipeints
• Submit Paper Titles & Instructions
• Abstract Preparation Instructions
• Instructions to Section Chairs
• Instructions to Judges
About the 2015 Annual Meeting
January 30 -February 1, 2015
SRASHS will meet in conjunction with the
Southern Association of Agricultural Scientist (SAAS) in Atlanta, GA. Lodging
and meetings will be available at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. For more pre-conference
information go to:
Meetings will be held Friday-Sunday
At the 2015 meetings, the Executive Committee
decided to trial for 3 years holding the meetings Friday through Sunday
as opposed to the traditional Saturday through Monday. Why?Mondays
are very busy days at Universities, and beginning the meetings at the end
of the work week may offer fewer conflicts with classes and other University
activities. In addition, most societies at SAAS meet Sunday-Tuesday.
Thus, there would be greater availability of meeting rooms for Friday and
Saturday. For two of the three days, basically we would have the facilities
to ourselves. Yet, there are days that overlap with other societies
for interdisciplinary interaction.
Schedule of Meetings
To maintain the historical scheduling sequence,
the entire program will be moved as a block one day earlier. See the last
page of newsletter for greater detail.
• Working Group Meetings
• Administrators Meetings
• ACB Club Share and tour
• Executive Committee Meeting
• Poster session set-up and viewing
• ACB judging contest
• Working Group Meetings
• Extension and Education Sections meetings.
• Edmund, Childers, Barham and Poster Judging competitions
• SAAS Board Meeting
• Poster session and viewing
• ACB Business meeting and election of new officers
• Commodity Section meetings.
• Business Meeting
• Super Bowl Party if you hang around
Early Hotel Registration
For those who want to register early.
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
$149/night Single and Double
$179/night Triple and Quad
Deadline to book at group rate is Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:00 PM
For lodging reservations at the group rate, call 1-800-937-8461 and indicate
that you are a member of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: Noon
Group Rate Benefits:
• Complimentary high speed internet service in rooms
• Complimentary access to Health Club, pool, and daily
• Complimentary local and 1-800 calls
The Pre-Conference Newsletter will be emailed
in December. It will contain detailed information on meeting registration,
lodging, transportation, local attractions, and the final program.
Hard copies of the program will be distributed at the meetings.
Southern Region Dues
ASHS Headquarters collects and manages dues
for the Southern Region. It is recommended that you pay your dues
with your yearly ASHS membership. If you are not a member of National
ASHS, you can pay your dues through the ASHS Online Store at https://ashs.site-ym.com/store/default.aspx?
or at the annual meetings. Dues are $30. Notice: Dues must be paid
to be elected to an office or to receive an award.
The Southern Region
ASHS is a regional scientific society of the parent scientific society
the American Society for Horticultural Science. The Southern Region
encompasses the 14 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Membership varies
over the years from about 400 to 500 active members. Membership
is composed of research scientists, teachers and extension
specialist from Universities, State, Federal and private research organizations,
and industry. The Southern Region also contains a student section, the Association
of Collegiate Branch, which is composed of student clubs from Departments
of Horticulture and Plant Science across the region. The main focus
of the Southern Region is the Annual Meeting, which is held every February
in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
(SAAS). The Annual Meeting consist of presentations of scientific
papers, student paper competitions and judging contest, commodity group
meetings, and awards presentations.
The Southern Region ASHS
is recognized widely as the strongest and most active Region of the
American Society for Horticultural Science, and has a history
that goes back to 1920! Join
us and become a part of the Tradition.
- Encourage and facilitate the mutual exchange of ideas and
information concerning horticultural research, extension, education,
and industry in the south
- Promote stronger
bonds among horticulturists in the southern regions
- Encourage participation
in the national society of the American Society for Horticultural Science