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OAN Member Update: June 25, 2014
Welcome to the Oregon Association of Nurseries weekly Member Update
June 25, 2014     |     EVENTS     |     ADVERTISE

ODA suspends tree care company's license over bee deaths

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced the suspension of a commercial pesticide operator's license following an incident that has left an estimated 1,000 bees dead at a north Eugene apartment complex last week. The action taken against Glass Tree Care and Spray Service comes as ODA continues to investigate possible violations of the Oregon Pesticide Control Law. The company must comply with specific conditions before the license will be reinstated.

» Read more on Daily Digger.

Last chance to join the Affordable Care Act Road Show

The last stop on OAN's Affordable Care Act Road Show is scheduled for today, Wednesday, June 25 at Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas in Woodburn, Oregon.

Like all previous stops, the meeting will feature a panel of experts in health insurance and employment law and will last from 1–4 p.m. The first hour will focus on employers with less than 50 employees. The second hour will focus on those with 50 employees if seasonal workers are included. The third hour will be geared towards those with 100 employees or more.

Panelists will include Jeff Stone of OAN, Heidi Mason of Jordan Ramis PC, Randy Skinner of Leonard Adams Insurance, Marisa O'Brien of Cover Oregon and Michelle Van Dellen of Moss Adams LLP.

The ACA Road Show is a free benefit of OAN membership. Please contact Ashley Wilsey at or 503-682-5089 to RSVP.

Advertise in Digger: Farwest Edition (Extended deadline - July 1st)

A final reminder: reserve your display ad for the 2014 Farwest Edition of Digger magazine. Extended deadline is JULY 1st, so act fast! More than 11,500 copies of this extra-large special edition will be distributed to Digger subscribers, as well as exhibitors and guests of the Farwest Trade Show in August. To reserve your space, contact Chris Sweet, advertising and sponsorship account manager, at 503-582-2012, 800-342-6401 or

» Download the Insertion Order

Proven Winners offers scholarship program

Proven Winners announced a new $15,000 scholarship program that will aid students in three distinct areas of the horticulture industry:

  • The Proven Winners Innovations in Plant Breeding Scholarship
  • The Proven Winners Innovations in Horticultural Marketing Scholarship
  • The Proven Winners Grower Excellence Scholarship

Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Students must be enrolled in a four-year university and be at least a sophomore during the 2014-2015 academic year. Master's degree and Ph.D. students are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled in horticultural science or related fields, and they must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are due by July 15.

» For more information and to apply, contact Kerry Meyer at Proven Winners,

Free tickets to the Farwest Trade Show are in the mail

Watch your mailbox for complimentary tickets (valued at $15 each) to the Farwest Trade Show. Giving these complimentary tickets to your customers and industry peers is a great way to give back to your industry. When you give someone a ticket, you are not only building your professional relationships, but you're also giving them access to incredible expert knowledge and breakthrough ideas at the largest gathering of industry people.

You will receive two digital tickets when you register online using your OAN member number — PLUS three additional hard tickets, which will arrive in the mail, to give away. That's $75 in free tickets!

You know where to find it all. Now you can help others find it all, too – compliments of the Farwest Trade Show. Register today.

Soil health for perennials workshop set for this Thursday, June 26

Make plans to attend the upcoming workshop on soil health, Unlock Secrets in the Soil for Perennial Crops, to be held from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters in Sandy, Oregon. The workshop is free and lunch is provided, but registration is required.

The event is sponsored by Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, OSU Extension Service, and the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture.

» To register, call 503-210-6002 or email
» For more information about the event, click here.

Promote your Farwest Trade Show specials for free!

Create a show special or discount for your customers at the Farwest Trade Show and send it to us here. You will be featured online at, and your company will be highlighted with a special icon in the Show Guide. This exposure not only gives your current and future customers incentive to come see you at the show, but it is also an easy way to market your company for free.

» Complete the Show Special form.

Retail and Greenhouse chapters host open house this Thursday, June 26

Celebrate the end of a successful spring by joining the OAN's Retail and Greenhouse chapters as they co-host the 2014 Season Finale! The celebration will take place on Thursday, June 26, at Peoria Gardens (32355 Peoria Road, Albany, Oregon). Come raise a glass with your colleagues — dinner and drinks provided compliments of Peoria Gardens.

» RSVP to or register online.

Landscape designers' tour set for this Saturday, June 28

The Association of Northwest Landscape Designers will present its 10th annual tour on Saturday, June 28. Six professionally designed private gardens on Portland's east side will be featured. The designers will be on hand to discuss their creative approach to landscape design, and homeowners will share their experience of working with a designer, and how their new garden has enhanced their lifestyle. Tickets are $20. For details, log on to

Growers meeting with IPM expert — July 1

Make plans to attend the upcoming growers meeting on Tuesday, July 1. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ann Chase of Chase Agricultural Consulting, one of the leaders in pesticide validation work related to greenhouse and nursery crops. Her presentation, "The Elements of a Strong Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for Greenhouse and Ornamental Diseases," is designed for anyone who influences production decisions related to nursery and greenhouse production. The evening promises to be a great opportunity to learn about the most current approaches implemented by top growers.

The meeting will take place from 5:30–9 p.m. at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn (25425 SW 95th Ave.). Two pesticide recertification credits are available. Cost is $25, and registration is required.

» Download the flyer
» Register online or email or 503-515-8079.

Register today for the Farwest Trade Show

Register today for the largest green industry trade show in the West. The 2014 Farwest Trade Show takes place Aug. 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. By attending, you can renew connections, learn valuable new ideas, source new products, and discover new innovations for your business. Bundle your Expo Pass with tours, seminars, pesticide classes or the new Equipment Innovation Day, and save. Register now and grab the early bird discount to save more.

» Register Today!

Get the word out with Farwest Trade Show sponsorships

Farwest Trade Show sponsorships are a great way to increase awareness, visibility and brand enhancement of your products and services at the premier nursery industry trade show. Sponsorship packages can be creatively customized to deliver relevant interaction with targeted professionals that build strong, lasting business partnerships.

Contact Chris Sweet at to design a sponsorship package to fit into your existing marketing and communications programs.

OAN Events

Affordable Care Act Road Show at Woodburn Nursery
 ♦ June 25 - A series of members-only meetings on how to navigate the health care law.

Retail & Greenhouse Chapters
 ♦ June 26 - Season Finale Celebration

Grower Meeting
 ♦ July 1 - The Elements of a Strong IPM Program for Greenhouse & Ornamental Diseases (2 Pesticide Recertification Credits Available)

Farwest Trade Show
 ♦ August 21-23 - Find it all at Farwest. The largest green industry trade show in the West! Register today!
     ♦ August 19 - Equipment Innovation Day
     ♦ August 20 - Tours
     ♦ August 21-23 - Seminars
     ♦ August 21 - Keynote Speaker - John Stanley
     ♦ August 21 - Young Nursery Professionals
     ♦ August 21 - Pub Crawl
     ♦ August 22 - Women in Horticulture

In case you missed it...

Oregon grass seed featured on World Cup soccer fields

Robinson Nursery featured on 'I Am Oregon Agriculture' blog

Bailey Nurseries to host annual expos in July and August

OSU statewide services seek budget boost

Watch out for hollyhock weevils and European pine shoot moths

Nursery industry rebounding, according to Portland Tribune

EPA opens public comment period on buffer zones for five pesticides

Stone appointed to Task Force on Pollinator Health

OAN a leader in YES on Oregon Safe Roads campaign

Oregon launches loan program for young farmers

Save with OAN's preferred insurance provider

Travel firm organizing nursery tour of Brazil

Revised plant shipping rules lower regulatory burden

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OAN Exposure Channels: A great place to grow

Are you looking to stay visible and gain new customers? OAN events, publications and websites offer fantastic exposure at an excellent price. OAN members save the most, with discounted ad and sponsorship rates. Buy into multiple publications, or multiple issues of Digger, and save even more. To lock in your ads for 2014, contact advertising and sponsorship account manager Chris Sweet at 503-682-5089 or

» Download the OAN Media Kit

The 2014 OAN Media Kit is now available
  Wilbur Ellis

Lane Forest Products

Jordan Ramis

Leonard Adams


Advertise here!

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