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Download complete 2024 Fall Newsletter
Contains information on meeting and hotel registration and instructions to presenters and Chairs.

2024 Annual Conference

February 2-4, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia

 

About the Atlanta Meetings

SRASHS will meet in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientist (SAAS) in Atlanta, GA at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

 

Schedule of the Meetings

The general schedule of the meetings will be:

Friday

  • Working Group Meetings
  • Administrators Meetings
  • ACB Club Share and tour
  • Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday

  • Poster session set-up and viewing
  • ACB judging contest
  • Working Group Meetings
  • Extension, Education & overflow Sections
  • Edmund, Childers, Barham, and Poster Judging competitions
  • SAAS Board Meeting

Sunday

  • Poster session and viewing
  • ACB Business meeting & officer election
  • Commodity Section meetings.
  • Business Meeting
  • Social Gathering if you hang around

 

Forms – Where to Get click link in the left bar
The Southern Region web site:
  • ACB Awards Nomination Forms
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award Nomination form
  • Member Awards Nomination Forms
  • Submit Paper Titles & Instructions
  • Abstract Preparation Instructions
  • Instructions to Section Chairs
  • Submit Directory Information
  • Instructions to Judges

 

Southern Region Dues

ASHS Headquarters collects and manages dues for the Southern Region. It is recommended to 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.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=2463036 or at the annual meetings.  Dues are $30. Notice: Dues must be paid to be elected to an office or to receive an award.

 

  Early Bird Hotel Information and Reservations

 

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

For Lodging Reservations

Go to (dedicated website for SAAS lodging reservations): https://book.passkey.com/e/50578318

or call 1-800-937-8461 and ask for Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists’ group rate.

 

Deadline to reserve at group rate:

Friday, January 19, 2024, by 5:00 pm EST.

SAAS Group Rates: $159/+ tax double/single/triple/quad rooms.

Check in: 4:00 pm - Check out: 11:00 am

 

AIRPORT: Hotel is approx.10 miles (approx.13 minutes) from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Shuttle: Hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from airport. Click here for transportation options.

 

PARKING: No self-parking available at hotel.

Valet parking: $49/overnight with in and out privileges. For SAAS participants, an automatic 25% reduction will appear on your hotel bill if you valet park.

Several self-parking garages and lots are located near the hotel. Many options are available if you search “parking options near The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.”

 

HOTEL AMENITIES:

Group Rate will be honored for 3 days before and 3 days after conference dates of Feb. 2-7 for visiting/sightseeing, if available.

Internet: Complimentary internet in guestrooms for Marriott Bonvoy Members

Fitness Center: Complimentary access to WORKOUT Studio including indoor/outdoor pool.

Valet Parking: A 25% discount will appear on your hotel bill if you valet park

 

For general information on The Westin Peachtree Plaza, click here. (Do not use this for making SAAS group rate reservations; use link or phone number shown above.)

 

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.

Southern Region ASHS
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. 

Goals:
  • 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
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.

President
David Creech
Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 13000
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
75962-3000
Phone: 936-468-4343
Fax: 936-468-4747
dcreech@sfasu.edu
President-Elect
Curt  Rom
Department of Horticulture
University of Arkansas
316 Plant Science Buidling
Fayetteville, AR 72701-1021
Phone: 479-575-7434
Fax: 479-575-8619
drp,@uarl/edi
Secretary-Treasurer
David Wm. Reed
Dept. of Horticultural Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2133
Phone: (979) 458-0710
Fax: (979) 845-6083
dwreed@tamu.edu