Directory information including: Officers, Board of Directors, Committees, Convention Dates and State and Associate Members
Annual Dues: $75
Every spring, South Dakota Florists Association hosts its Business Scents convention in Chamberlain, SD featuring a nationally recognized designer and discussion about successful businesses. Spring convention is also when the South Dakota Certified Florist test is administered.
In September, South Dakota Florists Association sponsors their annual convention in Chamberlain, SD. Nationally recognized designers show off their design skills throughout the weekend convention and offer current perspectives on trends, design and business. Hands-on design classes are offered by the designers throughout the weekend. Member florists are encouraged to test their design skills and compete in design competitions including Student Level (1-3 years experience), Level 1 (3-5 years experience), Pasque (5+ years experience) and Doug Hesnard Design for Excellence (experienced designers). The fall convention features a trade fair where florists are able to visit booths set up by area wholesalers and vendors. The annual board of directors meeting and annual meeting are also part of our exciting weekend.
South Dakota Certified Florist
SDFA offers a certification program for interested florists. The florist pays for an educational packet that provides them with all the information to study for the test. The testing is conducted at the spring convention in March. The test is a two part test consisting of a written examination and a practical examination. Those who meet the requirements of the test will be recognized in the annual induction ceremony at the fall convention. The certification program increases professionalism in the industry, and builds the confidence and self esteem of the certified florist. Florists that meet the requirements are able to use the initials, SDCF on all professional correspondence.
The membership directory is published yearly and features the names, addresses and other shop information of all the florists in SDFA. The membership directory is a handy “guide book” of all the SDFA member florists. It will become a valuable resource in your shop.