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Oregon Nurseries Hall of Fame Banquet
The Oregon Nurseries Hall of Fame will welcome four individuals and one couple to its ranks at a special Hall of Fame installation banquet Wednesday, February 22 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville. Doors will open at 6 pm for a reception, followed by dinner and program starting at 6:45 pm. All people engaged in the nursery industry or agriculture are invited to attend. Being enshrined this year are:
- Jack Bigej, owner of Al's Garden Center;
- Dick Joyce, owner of Joyce Farms;
- Ray Klupenger, owner of Klupenger Nursery;
- Bruce Usrey, CEO of Monrovia Nursery Company; and
- Glenn and Viola Walters, founders of Glenn Walters Nursery.
Renew your listings in OAN Nursery Guide
Renew and update your Nursery Guide listings now, before the spring shipping season rush!
With 98,000 unique web visitors and 6,500 books printed, Nursery Guide is the place for your plants, products and services. It's the most comprehensive buyers guide in the nursery industry. That's why Nursery Guide listings are a cost-effective way to help qualified buyers discover you when they come looking to fill a need. Best of all, your first listing is free! Renew your listings today
Farwest announces NEW show DAYS and HOURS
The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and
wishes of 2016's 400+ exhibitors and 6,000+ attendees, announces improved days and times for the
Show in 2017. Farwest 2017 will take place Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25. Show
Expo hours will be 12 noon to 5p Wednesday, 10a to 5p Thursday, and 10a to 2p Friday.
"As we enter our 45th year, our mission continues to be making Farwest the most relevant show in
our industry," said Allan Niemi, Director of Events with the Oregon Association of Nurseries. "These
schedule changes are in direct response to input and feedback from the most important people
associated with The Farwest Show– our attendees and exhibitors." » Learn more
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Oregon faces federal deadline for ID compliance
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave Oregon until next June to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, which laid out a series of higher standards for state-issued identification cards. These higher standards require proof of legal U.S. residency and additional security measures that make the ID cards harder to replicate.
Although states are not required to meet the Real ID standards, not doing so will have consequences for residents.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said it intends to stop accepting non-compliant IDs on Jan. 22, 2018. If Oregon does not comply with the Real ID Act by that date, state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards would no longer be accepted for "federal purposes" including boarding an aircraft or entering a federal facility. » Read more
Need help with your safety program?
A great safety program is crucial to ensure your workplace is safe. OAN members have access to our online library of 150 safety and health related handouts and posters. Downloads include attitude and awareness, confined spaces, fire safety and emergency response,
hazard communication, lifting and moving material, safety posters, and personal protection. Each document is offered in both English and Spanish. Visit the safety page to browse the safety handouts (Members only).
Oregon's Mandatory Sick Leave
Questions about the implementation of Oregon's new mandatory sick leave law? Check out this short educational video from the OAN's legal counsel, Jordan Ramis PC, and employment lawyer Amy Robinson, explaining Oregon's new sick leave law and how it affects Oregon employers. View the video
Online video highlights importance of farm shop safety
There's lots you can do to lower your risk of workplace injuries. This entertaining, yet educational video, produced by SAIF Corporation in conjunction with the OAN, highlights the seven most common problem areas found around the farm shop and what you can do to improve safety for you and your employees. Topics include the safe use of grinders and compressed air, arc welding, energy control and more. For more safety and health resources, visit the SAIF website.