Association of Food and Drug Officials of the Southern States

A non-profit organization made up of local, state, and federal regulatory agencies industry & academia

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AFDOSS 2023 Board Election Result

AFDOSS held the election for a Member at Large position, and we are pleased to announce Shadow Gulledge of SC Department of Agriculture will be our second Member at Large. Her two-year term will run 2023 – 2025.

Eugene Holeman Award

During the 2023 AEC Awards Banquet, the Eugene Holeman Award was presented to Matthew Colson. Matt is a past President of AFDOSS, and was a Board Member during his tenure with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Resources & Updates

Every member of AFDOSS is encouraged to utilize our organization as a platform for information sharing. The AFDOSS Board is working with AFDO, subject matter experts, and others to help address questions and find solutions to challenges you may be facing right now. Visit AFDO’s new & recorded free online professional development & training courses, or share any issues or concerns with us at

Mary Logan Scholarship Applications

The Mary Logan Scholarship application process has closed for 2024. The online application and eligibility requirements for this $4,500 annual scholarship can be found on our website here. Any eligible undergraduate, graduate or doctorate/PhD students in the region are encouraged to apply. Also learn about our parent organization, AFDO, and their awards & scholarships here.

AFDOSS Membership

Be sure to get the latest news and updates from us by ensuring your membership is up to date!  We strongly encourage our members to login to our membership database portal at least once a year & review your account – update any relevant contact information & pay your annual dues to stay current! Join or renew today, click here!

2023-2024 AFDOSS Board

The AFDOSS Board would like to thank everyone who participated in our Business Meeting, held during our Annual Educational Conference (AEC), on August 29, 2023. During this meeting we provided the Treasurer’s Report, and provided the result of the 2023 Board Election as mentioned above.

Learn more about your current board members here.