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Benefits of Membership:

Mississippi Garden and Patio Shows

  • Thousands of excited gardeners ready to buy
  • Multiple locations throughout Mississippi
  • Potential to boost sales income
  • Advertise your business

Mid-South Green Industry Conference

  • Opportunity for education and new product information
  • Tour Trial Garden
  • Latest Trends in marketing, advertising and business management

Gulf States Horticultural Expo

  • Training and educational opportunities for you and your employees
  • Networking with suppliers
  • Expand business customer base
  • Premier purchasing opportunities

Certified Nursery Professional Training and Exam

  • Sets you and your employees apart as experts

Mississippi Medallion Program

  • Get information on Medallion winners months in advance
  • Receive Point of Purchase Cards for Medallion Winners

Membership Marketing Benefits:

Discounted exhibitor fees

  • Garden and Patio Shows
  • Gulf States Horticultural Expo.

Reduced Rates for Members

  • Certified Nursery Professional
  • Quarterly Newsletter Advertising
  • Web Banner Advertising

Mississippi Community Green Connection Grant

  • Cities competing for MNLA funded grant to spend with an Active Member

MNLA News Messenger

  • Quarterly Newsletter Available to MNLA Members Only

Partner with Surrounding State Associations, Mississippi State University, and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

Membership Categories and Fees

ACTIVE – Fee Based on Yearly Sales (see chart below)

  1. Nursery Business – any person, corporation or partnership engaged in or owning a nursery business, having a definite location of business with appropriate facilities to care for plants, facilities for storage and having further been actively engaged in the nursery business in a reputable, trustworthy and ethical manner in Mississippi.
  2. Landscape Maintenance – Any reputable person, partnership or corporation engaged in lawn and garden maintenance, pest control, arboriculture, or other services allied with the nursery industry who has a definite business location within the State of Mississippi.
  3. Landscape Contractors and Interiorscapes – Any reputable person, partnership or corporation engaged in the landscape and interiorscape contracting; that is, purchasing plant material and supplying the necessary labor to install said plant material and whose business operation has a definite location in the State of Mississippi.
Yearly Sales: Dues Amount:
$1-$100,000 $75.00 Per Year
$100,000 - $200,000 $100.00 Per Year
Over $200,000 $125.00 Per Year

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - $75.00 Per Year

Any reputable person, partnership or corporation whose principal business is designing or drawing plans for a fee, and whose operation or activities do not qualify them for any other type of membership in the Association.

IN STATE ALLIED - $75 Per Year

Any reputable person, corporation, partnership within the State of Mississippi engaged in the wholesale supplying of accessories or services incident to or allied with the nursery business.

OUT OF STATE ALLIED - $75.00 Per Year

Any reputable person, corporation or partnership engaged outside of the State of Mississippi in the wholesale supply of accessories or services incident to or allied with the nursery business.

AFFILIATE - $25.00 Per Year

A person employed by an institution or establishment as a professional in the field of horticulture or a related field, or a person pursuing an education (student or apprentice) in the field of horticulture or related fields.

ASSOCIATE - $25.00 Per Year

Any reputable person, corporation or partnership outside the State of Mississippi actively engaged in the growing or selling of nursery stock.

HONORARY –

A person who has rendered unusual or distinguished service to the nursery business or in the general field of horticulture and is selected as a Honorary member by vote of the Board of Directors.
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