The Horticultural Inspection Society (H.I.S.) is an organization of inspectors, laboratory and field personnel who regulate plant movement to prevent the spread of plant pests and disease. These individuals enforce laws and regulations for their state agencies which deal with pest prevention. These agencies are usually found within the state's Department of Agriculture or University. Thirteen states and one territory belong to the Southern Chapter.
Southern Chapter HIS Annual Meeting and In-Service Training 2023 is here!
The purpose of the HIS-Southern Chapter, as stated in its constitution:
To promote high standards of inspection work;
To combine and share expertise, knowledge, experience and training among plant pest inspectors and increase professionalism;
To provide a means of furthering fellowship among plant pest inspectors and allied workers;
To provide a means of disseminating information particularly pertinent to plant pest inspection work.
2021 National HIS Meeting
We had the first ever virtual National HIS meeting for all inspectors in each chapter! Thank you to those that participated and hosted. Let's do this again!
I invite you to join now and benefit from membership in the Horticultural Inspection Society - Southern Chapter (HISSC). Membership in HISSC permits attending our annual training meeting. This year the annual HISSC conference will be in Kentucky. Members receive our newsletter, HISSC Informer, and HISSC members can take advantage of our scholarships (Tavo Good Spirit Award, Beverly Bewley Award), offered on our website.
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You can access this site by typing in www.hissc.org and it will automatically take you to this page!