What’s the Michigan Floral Association (MFA) all about?
Have you ever wondered what the MFA does besides send a dues invoice out once a year? It’s a valid question. When you support an organization, you have the right to know how your dues are being spent and what programs your dues are supporting. Read on and we will cover the many purposes that your Association strives to achieve year in and year out. I, along with fellow MFA leaders and benefit administrators will explain and describe these functions on the following pages.
What is the MFA?
The Michigan Floral Association (MFA), founded in 1920, is a full-service trade association representing florists, growers, suppliers, wholesalers, educators and students. Located in Haslett, MI, MFA provides five basic functions: Consumer Awareness, Education, Professional Partnerships, Government Advocacy and Networking. It is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts The Great Lakes Floral Expo; conducts educational seminars periodically throughout the year at both member locations and the Association headquarters; partners with local wholesale houses around the state to produce design seminars and product reviews, publishes the award winning The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the MFA Web site, www.michiganfloral.org, sends an e-mail newsletter, and interacts with state and federal government agencies. The MFA also administers the Michigan Floral Foundation (MFF).
MFA Mission Statement:
To provide educational and professional partnerships
which help to position MFA members at the forefront of the floral industry.
The office and our volunteer committees work diligently year-round on seven different educational opportunities. Some are member-only benefits and others are available to all industry members. When this is the case, members always receive a significant “Members” discount