We were pleased to host the Regional Spring Meeting for Region 5 on April 23-24 with 46 participants from Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina. The event began on the evening of the 23 with a dinner meeting and auctions at the County Extension Office in Griffin.
The following morning we were bused to Locust Grove to the home of Sam and Sherry Caldwell where we enjoyed his iris garden and began judges training. Next we returned to Griffin and the UGA Research and Education Garden where we continued training. The iris beds in this garden are created and maintained by the FRIS. We closed the event with a BBQ picnic.