About the 2014 Annual
75th Annual Meeting
January 31 -February 2, 2014
SRASHS will meet in conjunction with the Southern
Association of Agricultural Scientist (SAAS) in Dallas, Texas. Lodging will
be available at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Meetings will be held in the hotel's
conference center located directly across Olive Street from the hotel's main
entrance. For more pre-conference information go to:
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 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
• 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
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