Welcome to the Arkansas Florists Association website!
Please take some time to browse the website for information regarding the Arkansas Florists Association opportunities available to its members. Members have educational opportunities provided for them throughout the year.
This was a GREAT year for the re-launch of the Arkansas Master Florist Class. We were hosted this year by Jim Gaston and Staff of River Valley Floral Wholesale in Fort Smith and they did a great job. Many thanks to Jim and Staff, we wouldn’t be able to have these classes at the prices we offer without our flower wholesalers. Again, Thank You…We are still in the planning stages for the 2017 Master Florist Classes, so these dates are “soft dates” as of this time. March 4-5, 2017 March 25-26, 2017 April 15-16,2017 May 20-21, 2017 June 10–11, 2017 & July 22-23, 2017 .
Reach for your Dreams in 2017, take the Master Florist Class, Come to Convention and learn some new Design Techniques, Attend a Hosted Design Program, Test for AIFD. Education is the Future of OUR Industry.
If you are interested in becoming an Arkansas Master Florist, please contact Robert Robertson AIFD, CFD, AMF or Kay Schlaefli AIFD, CFD, AMF at Expressions Flowers in Fort Smith at 479-783-3210 or e-mail Robert@expressionsflowers.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of classes:
All classes will be held in Little Rock at Southern Wholesale Florist
7501 Fluid Drive
Little Rock, AR 72206
Books published by Florists Review are available to be purchased through the Arkansas Florists Association. Pictures of the book covers and descriptions of the books along with the order form are available in the “Education” Section, also.
Each year AFA hosts a convention the third week-end of August at the Hot Springs Convention Center in beautiful Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Vendors tell us our convention has become the largest state floral convention in the Nation.
Information regarding the 2016 convention will be posted on this website as information becomes available.
A Registration form will be made available to register for the 2016 convention. You may download the form then mail, fax, or email as instructed on the form.
If you are interested in joining the association, you may download the “Membership Application Form” from this website.
For additional information, please contact Bill Plummer AIFD, AAF, AMF P O Box 500 – Plumerville, AR 72127 – Phone 501-208-2882 or 501-354-2309.
AFA is a member of The Florist Federal Credit Union. All members of the association are invited to join. Additional information on the credit union may be obtained by going to their website atwww.thefloristfcu.org.
The Florist Federal Credit Union Newsletter is posted on their website. Click on the link above to access their website.
Check “Industry Events” under the “About” section for events scheduled throughout the industry. If you have an upcoming event you would like posted on the website, please call 479-521-1444.
NOTE: Every effort has been made to insure the information on this website is factually accurate and free of errors. If you find ANY errors, please phone 479-521-1444.