OAN Open House scheduled for June 29
The Oregon Association of Nurseries will hold an Open House for all members and interested members from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in the Dick Joyce Conference Room at the OAN offices (29751 SW Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville, Oregon).
Join us for snacks and light refreshments while networking with nursery industry leaders and learning more about the benefits of belonging to OAN. Please RSVP by Monday, June 27 to Allison Pennell at 503-682-5089 or email@example.com
Tell the OAN Research Committee about your research needs and priorities
The OAN Research Committee would like to gain a better understanding from the diverse community of OAN members about our industry's research needs and priorities, so we can get the best return on our investment in research. The survey only takes a few minutes. Please take a moment to provide your feedback.
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Register for New Products Showcase by June 3
Are you introducing a new product in 2016? Is it more reliable, easier to use, less expensive or just plain revolutionary? Would you like to show it off in an exclusive gallery where it can gain targeted exposure from thousands of attendees?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then the
New Products Showcase at the Farwest Show is the place your product should be — and be seen. Gain exposure on the show floor, in the Farwest Edition of Digger magazine and online at www.FarwestShow.com.
Pioneer Dinner to honor nursery pioneers on June 28
The Mt. Hood Chapter will once again pay tribute to our nursery pioneers — those men and women over the age of 60 with more than 20 years in the nursery and greenhouse industry — at its annual Pioneer Dinner on Tuesday, June 28.
This year's theme is "Luau Party," so put on your most colorful Hawaiian shirt and dig into the dinner buffet featuring tropical fruit, Kahlua pork, chicken teriyaki and sweet rolls! Dinner is complimentary for nursery pioneers and kids under 18; the cost is $25 for all other attendees. OAN members from all chapters are invited.
Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Persimmon Country Club (500 SE Butler Rd., Gresham). Please RSVP by June 13 to Rhonda Boni-Burden at 360-772-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
Ship and save with OAN Trucks to 2016 Summer Trade Shows
The OAN is coordinating trucks to two summer trade shows — Cultivate'16 and IGC Chicago — and we are forming a waitlist for a third, IGC Baltimore.
Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation, fill out the order form and send it to Ali Pennell (email@example.com or fax it to 503-682-5099). For questions, contact Ali at 503-582-2010.
Duffers Classic Golf Tournament
♦ JUNE 9 - The 27th annual Duffers Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Oregon, on Thursday, June 9. 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. Register today! More Info »
Biological pest management workshop
♦ JUNE 15 - "Jump on the Biocontrol Bus: Introductory Biological Pest Management for Nurseries & Greenhouses" will train field and greenhouse growers in beginning methods of biological control. The workshop and educational tour/demonstration will be offered in English and Spanish, and will take place at the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC), located at 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon. Although all spots on the afternoon tour are taken at this time, there is still space in the morning seminar. Pre-registration is required. More Info »
♦ JUNE 16 — "Going Further on the Biocontrol Bus: Advanced Biological Pest Management for Nurseries and Greenhouses" will cover techniques for more challenging pests. This day is intended for a grower audience with experience. A morning workshop will take place the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC), located at 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon, followed by afternoon tours at two area nurseries. Pre-registration is required at www.pesticide.org/advanced_biological_pest_2016. The deadline is June 7. More Info »
♦ AUGUST 25-27 - Register now for the Farwest Show, taking place Thursday–Saturday, August 25–27, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The show is growing; last year's attendees met over 400 exhibitors from across the globe and connected with over 6,000 industry professionals. This year is on track to be even better.
Registration offers range from a $5 admission for OAN members on up to combination tickets that help you save big. All include an early bird discount if you register now. More Info »
Farwest Nursery Tours
♦ AUGUST 24 - Grow your success and competitive advantage. Discover new varieties. Meet new growers and suppliers. Explore new ideas. And meet other wonderful people and leaders in our industry. These are just a few reasons to join one of the Farwest tours. More Info »
FREE Farwest Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlie Hall
♦ AUGUST 25 - His speech, "Factors Affecting Short and Long-Term Demand in the Future," will share vital information that will guide the green industry as it formulates strategic marketing plans for the post-Great Recession economy. More Info »
Farwest Pub Crawl
♦ AUGUST 25 - With names like Vlad the Imp Aler, Organic Green Elephant and Survival Seven Grain Stout, you know you're in a town devoted to microbrews and that is appropriately nicknamed Beervana. Farwest is celebrating the city's beer culture with its 5th Annual Pub Crawl. Explore the best that Portland's local craft brewers has to offer! More Info »
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OAN Resource Guide
For our valued members, we have put together the 2016 OAN 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.
Download the Guide
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