FLOYD, JOHN ALEX, JR., 1948-

Publishing executive; horticulturist, editor, writer. Born– February 21, 1948, Selma. Parents– Alex and Louise (Johnson) Floyd. Married– Pamela Lorene Billups.  Children–two. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1970; M.S., 1972; Clemson University, Ph.D., 1975. Served as an agricultural science assistant at Clemson, 1973-1975; headed agricultural technical program at Jefferson State Junior College, 1975-1977; senior horticulturist for “Southern Living”, 1977-84; editorial director for Southern Accents, 1985-87; editorial director for Creative Ideas and Cooking Light, 1987-88; director of marketing services, Southern Progress Corporation, 1988-97; vice-president, Southern Progress Corp. and editor-in-chief of Southern Living, 1991-2008. Member Board of Directors, University of North Carolina Botanical Gardens, 1988-81; member Board of Directors, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham; member Garden Writers of America, Birmingham Botanical Society, American Horticultural Society.

Source:

Marquis Who’s Who online; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982 and Auburn Alumni News, January 1985.

Joint_Publication(s):

An Investigation into the Physical and Psychological Response of the Visual Handicapped to Some Selected Woody and Herbaceous Plant Material. Clemson, S.C.; South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, 197-.

Southern Living Gardening Guide. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1981.

Southern Living Gardening; Trees & Shrubs, Ground Covers, Vines. Birmingham, Ala.; Progressive Farmer Co., 1980.

Southern Living Growing Vegetables and Herbs With Recipes for the Fresh Harvest. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1984.