Membership and Dues Status
Call for titles and award nominations
2018 Annual Meeting
February 2-4 2018
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront
225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.588.1234 Fax: 904.633.9988
DEADLINE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
Riverview Room: +$20/night
Premier Room: +40/night
Junior Suite: +100/night
SAAS rate includes: No resort fee, no fee for Health Club or pool usage,
and 50% discount on self-parking fees.
Reservations: can be made online or by calling
1-888-421-1442 and refer to the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
(SAAS) group block. Reservations can include 3 days ahead and 3 days after
the meeting dates at the discounted group rate, if rooms are available.
NOTE: Check back Oct. 15 for a dedicated website to reserve lodging.
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: Noon
The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located at 2400 Yankee Clipper
Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32218, is approximately 15 miles (22 minutes) from
the conference hotel.
Forms and Nomination
All the forms needed for awards and nominations
are available on the Forms link in the left side panerl
are paid through National ASHS with your National Membership enrollment,
or throught the Online Store at ashs.org
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
- Encourage participation in the national society of
the American Society for Horticultural Science