Why AmericanHort


Why AmericanHort?

Businesses today are faced three significant questions:

  • Is my organization performing at its highest level?
  • Is my business growing at its optimum capacity?
  • Am I positioning my business for the future?
AmericanHort is here to do more than just answer the questions -- we’re here to provide the resources, support, and connections that will help you perform better, grow faster, and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort.
Join AmericanHort and join the green industry’s leading association.

Perform Better

Highlighting best practices throughout the entire supply chain.

Grow Faster

Providing information to drive both business and industry forward.

Prepare for the Future

Ensuring our industry’s growth and success for generations to come.


Perform Better with Best Practices Discover the industry’s best practices for great businesses with access to premier professional development at... (not to mention exclusive membership pricing)

  • Cultivate’18: the premier all-industry event for new products, new varieties, new knowledge, and new connections.
  • Plug & Cutting: the preeminent conference for producing quality plugs and liners backed by the latest advancements and research
  • Webinars: monthly webinars led by the industry’s experts on a variety of topics

Grow Faster with the Right Information

Stay informed with exclusive and breaking information, data, and trends:

  • Industry Insider Reports: Reports of current and relevant data on critical business aspects like margins, costs, sustainable solutions, and more.
  • Connect membership newsletters: Bi-monthly newsletters highlighting key membership happenings, trends, and important information
  • Knowledge Center: An online library of over 1000 learning resources just for AmericanHort members.

Prepare for the Future with Confidence

Connect with the right people and information to make smart, strategic decisions for the future

  • Impact Washington, The Summit: Bi-annual leadership summit hosted in Washington, D.C., where participants are able to meet directly with decision-makers and advocate for the industry’s top issues
  • Impact Washington, bi-weekly emails: Stay current with the decisions and events on Capitol Hill that impact green industry business operations
  • Horticultural Research Institute: AmericanHort’s research foundation committed to driving relevant research that directly benefits industry business outcomes.
  • Young Professional Development: Opportunities for the industry’s up-and-comers to continue growing their skills, network, and passion for the green industry.

Membership Types

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes; so should your membership.
Each membership level brings with it different and increasing resources and benefits. Give us a call, and we'll work with you to find what best fits your business.

If you're ready to join, you can download and fax us this membership form or join online.

Company Memberships

Benefits Member
Member Plus
Premium Member
($1,195 - $3,495)
Bi-Monthly Issues of Connect x x x  
Bi-Weekly Washington Impact newsletter x x x For all
24/7 Knowledge Center Access x x x
Event Registration Discounts x x x
Company listing in Resource Directory x x x  
Access to businss savings programs x x x  
Discounts on career center postings x x x  
Dicsounts on print and online advertising x x x  
Discounts on exhibit space at all events   x x  
Membership list rental   x x  
Discounts on executive and senior management
educational programs
Complimentary consultations with legal experts on
employment, immigration, safety, and agricultural and horticultural law

Individual Memberships

Benefits Student
Educator Researcher
Bi-Monthly Issues of Connect x x x
Bi-Weekly Washington Impact newsletter x x x
24/7 Knowledge Center Access x x x
Career Center access x x x
Inclusion in Resource Directory x x x
Discounted registration prices x x x
Access to business savings programs x x x
Ability to participate as a Community Connector x x x
Complimentary Cultivate registration x    


Your membership lasts a year from when you sign up. So if you become a member June 15, your membership will expire June 14 of the following year.

On the Features of Membership page (with link), you’ll find contact info for all of our partners. Have your AmericanHort member ID ready when you get in touch with the services you’re interested in taking advantage of.

To renew online, simply login here and click the “Renew now” button. You can also call the office directly at (614) 487-1117, and we’ll take your information over the phone. Finally, you can mail back payment with the the renewal form that we send you shortly before your membership expires.

Your login and password were sent to you when you first joined. If you’ve forgotten your password, click here. We’re also happy to help you when you call us at (614) 487-1117.

Event registration pricing always lists member and non-member pricing. The amount varies depending on which event you would like to attend.

We love sharing! Whether it’s government updates, research projects information, or the next great event, we want you to be informed.

Pass the bi-monthly Connect newsletter around after you’re done reading it, and forward those above mentioned emails to appropriate people at your company. We also recommend updating your company roster of employees when you login to your company profile here.

Call us, and we’ll handle it for you, or choose an upgraded level of membership on the print renewal form and send along with your payment.