Active Membership and Dues Status
Fall 2018 Newsletter
Student Competition Titles
Working Group Titles
Student Award Nominations
Member Award Nominations
January 31-February 5, 2019
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Deadline to reserve lodging: January 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm CDT
RESERVATIONS: For lodging reservations, call hotel at 205.324.5000.
Be sure to ask for SAAS (Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists)
RATES: Single/Double $139
Triple $149; Quad $159
(SAAS group rates apply 3 days prior and 3 days after meeting dates, if
rooms are available.)
CHECK IN: 3:00 pm
CHECK OUT: Noon
NOTE: Early departure fee of one night's room and tax will apply
if attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.
AIRPORT: Hotel is 5.4 miles from Birmingham International Airport (BHM).
Hotel provides free shuttle service.
AMENITIES: No resort fee, free shuttle to and from airport, complimentary
in-guest room Wi-Fi internet access, and discounted overnight self-parking
of $8/night (normally $12/night).
STORAGE: Storage prior to meeting: Hotel does not have storage for crates,
pallets or large shipments. Any materials to be sent to hotel must arrive
no earlier than January 28, 2019. A handling and storage fee of $5 per box/item
or $5/pound (applicable taxes) will be charged, although the fee will be
waived for the 1st 15 packages weighing 29 lbs. or less. Tips to employees
handling your boxes are not included in the fee. Hotel not responsible for
lost or damaged items if received prior to January 28.
NOTE: Hotel has a smoke-free policy.
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