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2015 Farwest Show will host the 2015 International Trials Conference
The prestigious 2015 International Trials Conference will be held this year in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, show officials announced. The cutting-edge conference focuses on the latest research and techniques for trialing annual, perennial, and woody plants. Set for Monday through Thursday, August 24-27, 2015, the conference will lead up to the trade show, which opens Thursday, August 27. Read more »
Oregon retailers recognized for excellence
Today's Garden Center magazine has released its annual "Revolutionary 100" list of garden centers for 2015, and three Oregon retail nurseries were selected. They are:
Additionally, Moana Nursery, an Oregon wholesale grower, made the list for their retail location in Reno, Nevada. You can click the links above to read the write-ups on each of the four nurseries. Congratulations to these four outstanding nurseries for being selected!
OAN Nursery Map app now available on Google Play
The OAN Nursery Map app, produced by the OAN Mt. Hood Chapter, is now available for Android devices on Google Play. The app was previously launched for Apple smart devices on iTunes back in December. Both versions cost $4.99. The map is designed to allow green industry businesses to connect with each other. It allows users to search for growers by name, get directions from their current location, and contact the grower by phone or email. Read more »
Digger magazine launches revamped website
The New Year has brought a new design with better organized content for the online version of Digger magazine. Launched on Jan. 6, the new website features a responsive design that looks great on most popular computer platforms and smart devices. Improved, easy-to-navigate content areas include Articles, Columns, Jobs, Subscribe and Advertise. In addition, all news items from the old site (previously known as "The Daily Digger") were carried over to the new Nursery News section. Read more »
Farwest signs customer service expert for keynote address
Award-winning marketing and customer service expert Ron Rosenberg will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Farwest Trade Show, August 27-29, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.
Rosenberg's free keynote address on Thursday, August 27 — "Must be Present to Win: The Secret to Finding the Opportunities in Business and Life that Other People Miss!" — will highlight specific strategies for tangible results. His thoughts are sure to be of help to growers, retailers, landscapers, wholesale buyers and suppliers alike. Read more »
Don't be left out of the Wholesale Nursery Location Map!
The biennial Wholesale Nursery Location Map lists more than 100 wholesale nursery growing operations in Oregon and southwest Washington. The four-color map shows all major highways as well as many secondary roads, making it an invaluable resource for truck drivers as well as those who simply want to plan a visit to some of Oregon's top wholesale nurseries.
- Given out to buyers visiting the OAN booth at the trade shows the OAN participates in around the country each year
- Included with all OAN Nursery Guides requested through the OAN office
- Updated and reprinted every two years with a circulation of nearly 12,000 copies
- One of the most cost-effective marketing tools available to a nursery business today
- All subscribers included on www.NurseryGuide.com map with point–to-point driving directions.
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NurseryGuide.com now optimized for mobile devices
A mobile device-friendly version of NurseryGuide.com was launched on Friday, July 11. The mobile site is designed for green industry professionals on the go, making it even more convenient to find OAN-member growers and allied services and supplies companies. There have been more than 70,000 visits to NurseryGuide.com since January 2014; about 25 percent of visitors are using mobile devices. Before the 2013 launch of the new NurseryGuide.com site, traffic peaked annually on the old site at around 30,000. Members are encouraged to update their member profiles, share plant photos and manage their listings throughout the year. If you need help managing your profile or listings, please contact the OAN office by calling 503-682-5089.