Welcome to the Central Chapter !

The Horticultural Inspection Society was founded in the autumn of 1970 by inspectors representing seven states gathered at the Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio. They were assured of support by the Central Plant Board through its Resolution No. 1 adopted at its 46th annual meeting in Minneapolis, February 1, 1970.

Who is H.I.S ?

The first group was designated "Central Chapter" and has 12 member states. The Eastern Chapter was organized in 1974 and the Southern and Western Chapters in 1999. Each Chapter works closely with their respective regional plant boards. The purposes of organizing H.I.S. as stated in our constitution is:

  1. To promote high standards of plant inspection work.
  2. To provide a means of furthering acquaintanceship among plant pest control inspectors and allied workers.
  3. To provide cooperative effort and cooperation with efforts of others toward stimulating interest in professionalizing plant inspection work.
  4. To provide a means of disseminating information particularly pertinent to their work.