Bilingual forum on agricultural labor laws to be held March 23 in Woodburn
An agricultural labor laws training forum for growers, farm labor contractors, ag supervisors and crew leaders will be held on Thursday, March 23 at the Chemeketa Community College – Woodburn Campus (120 E. Lincoln St., Woodburn, Oregon). The forum will inform and educate agricultural employers and their supervisory personnel on the various federal and state requirements concerning agricultural labor requirements.
Two sessions will be held, one in
English from 8:30 a.m.–noon and one in Spanish from 1:30–4:30 p.m. Each session will cover federal and state agricultural labor and safety requirements, including wage and hour requirements, safety in transportation and housing, field sanitation, discrimination and more. For more information, call Daniel Quiñones at 503-316-3274.
Register today: English | Spanish
'Taking Advantage of Beneficial Insects' workshop to take place on March 30
The Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District will host a workshop, "Taking Advantage of Beneficial Insects to Control Crop Pests," from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 at the Clackamas County Event Center (694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby, Oregon). There is no cost to attend; pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, call 503-210-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ag Fest and OAN Willamette Chapter Plant Sale set for April 29–30
Celebrating its 30th year, Ag Fest gives attendees an appreciation of where their food, fiber and flora come from. The two-day ag-stravaganza takes place at the Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. NE, Salem). Log on to www.oragfest.com for more information. Ag Fest also features the OAN Willamette Chapter's annual plant sale, which raises money for the chapter's educational fund. Plant donations and volunteers are welcomed! For more information, contact co-chairs Bruce Colman (503-840-7156 or email@example.com) or Dave Malcolm (503-805-9587 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pivot Group to host New Member Social on April 5
New and longtime OAN members are encouraged to join the OAN staff for a meet-and-greet event from 4–6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Hosting the get-together is the Pivot Group, the marketing and advertising agency that serves the Oregon Association of Nurseries. Please note the event will be held at Pivot's office in Tigard, which is located at 7405 SW Tech Center Drive, #140 — not the OAN office.
This is great opportunity for networking and finding out ways to improve your marketing efforts. There's no cost to attend; refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Further, there will be an optional but fun opportunity to participate in publicity efforts for the Farwest Show. (Watch for details!)
Tee up for Duffers Classic Golf Tournament on June 8
The 28th annual Duffers Classic Golf Tournament will tee off at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Oregon, on Thursday, June 8. A benefit for the Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee, the event is a great way to reconnect with friends, have a lot of fun, and support a strong nursery industry voice in Salem and Washington D.C. Sign up before May 31 and save $10 off the regular registration fee of $119! Sponsorships available.
Shipping with the Partial Loads Forum
Because shipping plants to customers across North America is so vital, the OAN has developed the Partial Loads Forum on www.NurseryGuide.com. Nurseries with smaller loads can use this forum to find other nurseries with loads going to the same place. By grouping their loads together on the same truck, they can dramatically reduce shipping costs for their customers around the nation.
Posting loads is easy. Log on at www.NurseryGuide.com using your company's user name and password. Under the Forums tab (at the top of every page), select the Partial Loads - Members Only forum. Select the New Topic tab and in the subject box, include the City, State and Ship dates. In the body, include the following information: Zip code, City, State, Footage, Timing of the load, Palletized or Floorstacked, Container, B&B, etc.; Contact information: Name, Nursery, Email and/or Phone. Scroll down and select Save.
Time to renew your listings in OAN Nursery Guide
It's now time to renew your Nursery Guide listings! Each OAN member gets a free profile and one free listing.
On www.NurseryGuide.com, you can add, drop and update listings at will throughout the year. All listings that are submitted and paid by April 3 will appear in the annual OAN Nursery Guide book that is mailed to members and subscribers and distributed at the Farwest Show and other industry events. Listings that are renewed by April 3 will remain on the website through March 30 of the following year.
To update your listings, go to www.NurseryGuide.com and log in. Once logged in, click on the "My Listings" link at the top of the page. If you need help recovering your user name and password, or would like to pay for your listings over the phone, please call the OAN at 503-682-5089.
Renew your listings today
Oregon Forest Pest Detector Program ♦ March 23 (Corvallis), April 6 (Milwaukie), April 15 (Portland),» More info
Youth Tractor Certification Course ♦ March 29–31, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Aurora,
Oregon. » More info
Tech-Friday/Tecno-Viernes ♦ March 31 and ongoing (last Friday of the month)
3–5 p.m., Aurora, Oregon. » More info
Spring Gardenpalooza ♦ April 1, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. » More info
Nursery Guide Listings Deadline ♦ April 3 » More info
OAN New Member Social ♦ April 5, 4–6 p.m. at Pivot Group (note special location) » More info
Soil School 2017 ♦ April 8, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. » More info
OAN Member Benefits Fair ♦ May 17, 4–6 p.m. » More info
OAN Sunset Chapter Golf and Southern BBQ Buffet ♦ May 25, 5 p.m. Register online by April 25. » More info
Scotch broom symposium ♦ May 25, » More info
Duffers Classic Golf Tournament ♦ June 8, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. » More info
International Master Gardener Conference ♦ July 10–14, Portland, Oregon. » More info
Farwest Show NEW DATES AND HOURS! ♦ August 23–25, Portland, Oregon. Wednesday, August 23 - Noon–5 p.m. | Thursday, August 24 - 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Friday, August 25 - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. » More info
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OAN Member Resource Guide
For our valued members, we have put together the 2016 OAN Member Resource Guide — a free download for members only. This 20-page PDF will help you get more from your OAN membership investment. It includes the full list of current OAN board, staff, chapter and committee contacts for the 2016 membership year. In addition, it has information about the member benefits that are available to you.
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Our range of respected and engaging publications can strategically deliver your message to nursery industry decision-makers and help achieve your sales and marketing goals. From print to digital, all OAN publications offer advertisers the power to connect with a targeted industry audience and impact their buying decisions.
Our cost-effective opportunities include the monthly Digger magazine, the Nursery Guide website and annual print version, the weekly Member Update e-newsletter, the annual Retail Nurseries & Garden Centers Guide, the Farwest Show and more. And all OAN members receive exclusive advertising rate discounts so download our Media Kit for all the details and contact Blair Thompson at 503-582-2012 or email@example.com to learn more about how we can help your business grow.
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