About the 2014 Annual
95th Annual Meeting
January 31 -February 2, 2014
2014 Pre-Conference Newsletter
Contains meeting and hotel registration informaiton, information for
presenters, election results, and program at a glance.
Call for paper titles, award nominiations and election ballot
Meetings moved to Friday-Sunday
At the 2013 meetings, the Executive Committee
decided to schedule the 2014 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.
Most societies at SAAS meet Sunday-Tuesday. Thus, there would be
greater availability of meeting rooms for Friday and Saturday. For
two of our three days, basically we would have the facilities to ourselves.
Yet, there are days that overlap with other societies for interdisciplinary
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.
• Judging student oral paper and poster competitions
• SAAS Board Meeting
• Poster session and viewing
• ACB Business meeting and election of officers
• Commodity Sections meetings.
• Business Meeting
• Super Bowl Party
Dues and Membership
ASHS Headquarters will start collecting and
managing dues for the Southern Region. Dues can be paid at the Southern
Region annual meetings, with your yearly ASHS membership, or through
the ASHS Online Store at http://shop.ashs.org/home.php, Dues are $30.
Notice: Dues must be current to be elected to an office, and to receive
a career award, dues must be current and paid in 3 out of the past 5 years.
SRASHS By Laws state that dues apply to the year paid. We do not
collect dues in arrears, so when you pay your dues they will be credited
to the year you pay.
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.
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