2020 Annual Meeting
SCTA’s 2020 annual meeting will be held August 7, 8 & 9 in Gulf Shores, Alabama at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel (a new facility). Please visit www.LodgeAtGulfStatePark.com. The physical address is 21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542.
The Sunday farm tour will be at Fish River Trees (www.FishRiverTrees.com) near Summerdale with Steve and Sandra Mannhard as hosts.
Mississippi Christmas Tree Grower Field Day
SCTA is planning a grower field day Saturday April 4, 2020 at Bass Christmas Tree Farm located 103 Riley Road, Columbia, Mississippi 39429 in Marion County. Wesley Bass will host the event along with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service and other member volunteers.
The field day will begin 9:00 AM. Discussions and demonstrations will last until 3:00 PM with a lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Early registration fees having a deadline of Friday March 27 will be $15 per person for SCTA members and $20 per person for non-members. Late registration either after March 27 or on-site will be $20 for SCTA members and $25 for non-members.
Choose-and-cut Christmas trees are the freshest of fresh trees!
Choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a wonderful outing to begin your Christmas season. Bring your family and friends to experience the fun and excitement of a working farm where you can find your perfect tree, and enjoy pumpkin patches, hay rides, wreaths, gift shops, farm animals, school tours, breathe some fresh air, and many other offerings.
Bring home a healthy, fresh grown Christmas tree from a local farm.
Our proud members invite you to explore our website, call or e-mail, check us out on the web, Facebook or other social media but most encouragingly come on out and visit the farm. We are confident you will return!
Real trees make scents!
If you are considering starting your own Christmas tree farm, full-time or as a hobby, it will be rewarding to see your hard work come to life. As with any farming endeavor, Christmas tree farming requires smart planning, efficient management, a dedicated application of information, determination and good old work. There is no better organization than the Southern Christmas Tree Association to become a member of when considering such an operation, implementing farming practices or increasing your knowledge base of this rewarding industry. Sharing experience counts at SCTA.
SCTA believes in members helping members and creating memories that will last a lifetime.