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Why join Georgia UAC?

What can membership in the Georgia Urban Ag Council do for you? We offer the best industry-specific education and programs to help landscape and lawn care companies grow their business, improve operations, increase profits and stand out from the competition. We look out for your best interest, advocating for positive laws and regulations, growing the industry’s workforce, and promoting managed landscapes to consumers.

Here's what UAC members have to say: 



“Georgia UAC offers a wealth of helpful, practical information and ample, convenient opportunities to connect with fellow professionals. In addition, no organization keeps up with relevant legislation or acts as a better advocate for the green industry. Time and again UAC has proven to be my most relied upon professional association.”

Jeremy Smearman | President & Principal | Planters



“As industry competitors in an ever-evolving market, we naturally tend to always want to compete, sometimes intensely. Organizations like Georgia UAC give us a chance to take off our competitor hats and put on our collaborator hats, with the realization that when the industry wins, we all win.”

Jamie Blackburn | Manager of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development |
Arborguard Tree Specialists



"UAC understands the challenges that we face as green industry professionals. The council works tirelessly in providing resources, sponsoring learning events, and providing networking opportunities to engage with other professionals. The UAC is also a strong advocate, at local and state levels, for the importance of our industry both economically and socially."

Pamela Dooley | Owner | Plants Creative Landscapes



“Whether forwarding a legislative agenda, offering education opportunities for our associates or providing a meeting space to make valuable contacts, UAC is been a vital asset to NG Turf.  We highly recommend to anyone wanting to grow in the Green Industry to not only join but become an active member of the Georgia Urban Ag Council.”

Jutt Howard | Vice President Operations | NG Turf



“Georgia UAC has allowed me to personally gain relationships with other leaders which have resulted in lifelong friendships. Individual companies would never be able represent the
industry’s many issues on a state and national level, but as an association, we are collectively able to keep the green industry strong and thriving!”

Teddy Russell | CEO/Owner | Russell Landscape Group

Here are ten great reasons:

1. Legislative/regulatory advocacy and representation

UAC is your eyes and ears, keeping you informed of local, state, and Federal legislative and regulatory issues that affect your business, while actively working with these agencies to benefit our industry.

2. Industry specific knowledge with UAC insurance programs. 

UAC membership can help reduce your costs through insurance programs administered by the Snellings Walters Agency.

3. Reach new customers 

Via this website, our Georgia Landscape Pro blog, and our presence in social media, print, other media and at industry and consumer events, we give potential customers the tools they need to find you.

4. Safety School

UAC and Snellings Walters have teamed up to create Safety School, a toolbox of information business owners can use to conduct safety training: content on a variety of topics, directions for the instructor, slide presentations, attendance sheets for insurance/OSHA documentation, and tests for attendees.

5. Dynamic meetings

UAC networking + education dinner meetings provide networking opportunities along with informative speakers to help you maximize your business potential. Plus, you’ll have informal opportunities to meet and discuss issues with other UAC members, some of the most successful people in the business.

6. UAC Magazine

UAC Magazine is a content-rich publication packed with practical info about the industry, urban ag updates, business management, and UAC events.

7. Professional development and education

UAC sponsors business and horticultural training, available to members at a discounted rate, and promotes industry-related events.

8. Sales and marketing

Members have marketing opportunities available to them to promote products and services to UAC’s fast-growing membership at discounted rates.

9. Awards

UAC’s awards program – GALA (Georgia Landscape Awards) – let you show off your work and be rewarded for your excellence. The annual UAC Safety Zone Awards help you focus on keeping your employees and your company safe and in compliance.

10. Make a difference

By serving on one of UAC’s committees, you will have a chance to support, elevate, and shape the future of your industry.

NOTE:  The Georgia Urban Ag Council is a 501(c) 6 organization dedicated to professional education and services to the Urban Ag Industry in Georgia. Payments to UAC are not charitable contributions, but may be tax-deductible as business expenses. Please check with your tax advisor for clarification.