The Arkansas Florists Association is a non-profit organization serving more than 100 voting florist members in Arkansas, as well as non-voting associate and vendor memberships. Some member services include education & certification, an annual convention and trade market, Florist Federal Credit Union membership, and health insurance for employers and employees.
The Arkansas Florists Association offers three education programs. The Introduction to Floral Class is ideal for beginners looking to learn the basics of floral design: color theory, design principles, and essential techniques. The Arkansas Master Florist Class is based on the AIFD standard of elements and principles, and provides a pathway to CFD certification. The Advanced Arkansas Master Florist Class is open to florists that have taken Arkansas Master Florist Class or have AIFD Certification and 2 years design experience.
Each year the AFA hold a conference, usually in Little Rock. The convention features educational sessions, networking opportunities and a floral design competition.
Each year at their annual convention the Arkansas Floral Association hosts two floral design competitions – the Arkansas Cup and the Mid America Cup. Both of these competitions used the FloristWare Design Competition Scoring App in 2023 and will again in 2024.