Greetings from your President…

I want to welcome everyone , old and new, to the Arkansas Florists Association.

This year we have a lot of amazing talent and experiences lined up to bring to our members. We had such an amazing group of designers graduate from the 2016 Master Florist class, it’s time to start thinking about your continued education! 2017 will kick off with the next round of Master Florist classes starting in March. Click the Education tab above to get more information and application forms.

We also saw an amazing roster of SIXTEEN designers from all over America compete in the 2016 Mid-America design competition. Their designs were incredible and certainly offered inspiration to everyone at Convention. I am hoping this year we will see even more designers come to Arkansas to compete in the Mid-America design competition. If you are curious about eligibility and how to apply, please check out the Mid America link above.

I also want to welcome three new individuals to the AFA Board: Alison Hobson AIFD, CFD, AMF, Kay Sclaefli AIFD, CFD, AMF and Shane Cranford AIFD, CFD, AMF. I am looking forward to working with these incredible people as well as the other wonderful members of the AFA Board over the next year. There is a lot of new and exciting things on the horizon and I cannot wait to share them with you.

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts, talents and encouragement to our Association. We would be nothing without the continued dedication of members like you. I look forward to serving you as the 2017 Arkansas Florists Association President and hope that 2017 will be a year to remember. Be sure to join me at the AFA Convention, August 18-20, 2017 for a Wild, Wilde Masquerade!!!!

Scott Brents CFD

Fairytale Florals — North Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Florists Association — President 2017