Do you have one or more exciting new plant introductions? The New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Show is the place to show them off to garden centers, growers, landscape designers and architects, trade publications and garden writers.
The showcase is now accepting submissions for the 2015 show. We're looking for plants with such characteristics as new colors, better manners, increasingly compact shape, extended seasons of interest, and improved landscape and production performance. To be eligible, all plant selections must be:
- new to the market for 2015 or 2016;
- available for order from a Farwest Show exhibitor; and
- have different attributes than plants currently on the market.
The submission deadline is Friday, March 27, 2015. Contact Crystal Cady with questions at 503-682-5089 or email@example.com.
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A free workshop, "Combining Effective IPM and Pesticide Risk Management in Nurseries," will be held from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Boring-Damascus Grange,
27861 S.E. Grange St., Boring, Oregon. The topics covered will include:
- Clackamas River Basin water monitoring update and compounds of concern
- Uses of pesticides of concern and available IPM alternatives
- Pesticide management checklists for decision-making and mitigating risk
Those attending will be eligible for three credit hours towards pesticide license recertification. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and folks are encouraged to come early for coffee and networking. Registration is recommended. Call 503-210-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
"Making Sense of Marketing" will be the theme for the fourth annual Women in Agriculture Conference, presented by Washington State University Extension. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, and through the magic of technology, it will once again have a unique, multiple-site format. Each one of the 28 different locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska will have its own facilitator present on site.
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Join Chemeketa Community College business instructor Phil La Vine for a morning workshop, "Defining YOUR Business," where he'll discuss business goals, performance metrics and strategic management. Whether you are new to business management or already have years of experience, this workshop will give you new ideas and a new perspective for 2015 and beyond.
The meeting will be held at Lum Yuen restaurant, beginning at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon luncheon and the workshop. Cost is $15. Register at www.oan.org, or email Victoria.e@AGNursery.com with any questions.
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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.
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♦ Feb. 4 - Willamette Chapter presents Defining YOUR Business
♦ July 21 - Save the date for the Mt. Hood Chapter Annual Pioneer Dinner
2015 Farwest Show will host the 2015 International Trials Conference
Oregon retailers recognized for excellence
'Hot goods' charges against blueberry growers dropped
USDA awards $22 million for Oregon conservation projects
Digger magazine launches revamped website
OAN Nursery Map app now available on Google Play
ODA accepting proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Bee experts challenge controversial study linking neonics and colony collapse disorder
Farwest signs customer service expert for keynote address
Looking to grow your business? Want to make the most of your marketing dollar? OAN offers a full portfolio of respected publications, events and electronic media that help you reach your targets, your way. As an OAN member, you get exclusive discounts on ads and sponsorships, and you can save even more by buying into multiple publications or issues. Download our 2015 Media Kit today for all the details. To schedule your ads for 2015, contact the OAN at 503-682-5089 or email@example.com.
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