The mission of the Mid-America Judging Center of the American Orchid Society is to provide orchid growers in the region with the opportunity to have their plants evaluated and judged for AOS awards. The Judging Center also hosts guest speakers and other educational opportunities for orchid growers.

Judgings takes place at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBCSE), 4651 Shaw Ave, St Louis, MO 63110. (Calendar)

Registration of plants for judging begins at 12:00 noon on meeting dates. All growers are invited to bring their plants to judging. Visitors are welcome to observe the judging process and attend many of the guest lectures.

Cut flowers should be sent to Drs. Craig and Diana Plahn, 1911 Westview Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122.

For further information, contact the center chair, Nathan Bell, 456 Shockley Rd, Hollister, MO 65672; (661) 888-0225,