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Farwest Fanatic photos, APLD CEU credits free to chapters, French Prairie's 5K run to benefit cancer victims, more
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September 9, 2015    |     EVENTS     |     ADVERTISE
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Requests to deport undocumented immigrants fall 30 percent

The Department of Homeland Security's use of "detainers" — requests for undocumented immigrants to be deported — has fallen 30 percent in recent months, according to a recent report. Detainer requests ask police to keep immigrants targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation in custody for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release.

This decline represents a change in immigration enforcement initiated by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Last November, Johnson instructed agents to narrow enforcement efforts to three groups of undocumented immigrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border.

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Farwest Fanatic photos now on Facebook

The Farwest Fanatic photo booth was a popular attraction at the 2015 Farwest Show. Many attendees got into the "Far From Ordinary" spirit as they donned hats, beards and other accessories outfitted with faux flowers, moss and greenery. Click over to the Farwest Show Facebook page to view the photo album; if you posed for a photo, please feel free to tag yourself (or others). All photos are high resolution and downloadable! Thanks to Pivot Group, the ad agency of the Farwest Show, for taking these photos and making them available.

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APLD CEU credits now available at no cost to chapters

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is now charging an annual $25 fee per applying organization for request forms submitted for continuing education credits (CEUs). The Oregon Association of Nurseries paid this fee as part of its Farwest seminar series, which means any OAN chapter that wants to submit an educational meeting or lecture for APLD CEUs can do so for free.

Simply fill out this form and write in "Oregon Association of Nurseries" on line 1 (Requested by). If you have questions, contact Crystal Cady at ccady@oan.org or 503-582-2006.



French Prairie's 5K run to benefit cancer victims

On Sunday, September 27, OAN members French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm and the Pohlschneider family will host the Fight for Your Life 5K, in memory of Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards.

Emily, daughter and sister of the nursery owners, passed away in 2011 following a tough battle against gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare form of cancer that begins in the uterus. She was a former collegiate track and field athlete with Western Oregon University, who went to nationals four times. Proceeds of the race will benefit Em's Fight, a nonprofit foundation that was founded in Emily's honor, to help women with cancer pay for treatments, daily needs and special experiences.

The entry fee for the race is $30 if registered by Sept. 19, $35 if registered later, and $40 the day of the race. Participants receive a race T-shirt, race packet, a beer if 21 and older, and 12 activity tickets to use in the pumpkin patch at French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm.

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Tee up for golf tournament to benefit homeless

On Thursday, September 17, Dennis' 7 Dees will present its annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Human Solutions, an Oregon-based nonprofit assisting homeless and low-income youth and their families. The fundraiser will be held at Langdon Farms Golf Club (24377 Aurora Road, Aurora, Oregon). Cost is $150 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, breakfast, lunch, prizes and more.

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Register today for First Aid and Adult CPR training classes

The OAN Safety and Insurance Committee is presenting First Aid and Adult CPR training classes in October, as a service to members and the industry.

Successful completion results in certification that is good for two years. Each class runs from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Classes are offered in Hillsboro, Boring and Wilsonville. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish. Check the OAN website for specific dates and locations. The cost is $42 for first-time or expired certifications and $32 for renewals. Register and pay at www.oan.org, or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089.

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Mt. Hood Chapter hosts Young Nursery Professionals gathering on Sept. 15

The OAN Mt. Hood Chapter has organized a free social get-together for all nursery professionals 39 and younger starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at the Highcliffe Pub & Eatery, 602 Seventh St., Oregon City, Oregon. The event is open to growers as well as suppliers and allied professionals. To get the event started off right, the chapter is funding a $500 bar tab. For more information, contact chapter president Scott Ekstrom at scott_ekstrom@yahoo.com or 503-926-4321.



Save the dates for the two-day 2015 OAN Annual Convention — Nov. 13 & 14

The Oregon Association of Nurseries' Annual Convention is expanding to a two-day format this year, taking place Friday and Saturday, November 13–14 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon. The agenda starts with the return of the hospitality suites reception on Friday evening, the Annual Membership Business Meeting and General Session on Saturday, and concludes with the President's Awards Banquet on Saturday evening. Watch www.oan.org and your mailbox for more information on the schedule, registration and room reservations.



Get the 'wet and wild' winter forecast at OAN Willamette Chapter meeting

Meteorologist Phil Volker of ERF Company will share his insights into the upcoming weather season at a luncheon meeting of the OAN Willamette Chapter. Attendees will congregate at 10:30 a.m. on October 20 at the Days Inn Black Bear Conference Center (1600 Motor Court NE, Salem, Oregon).

According to some weather forecasters, this upcoming winter could bring the "Godzilla" of El Niños. That means much-needed rain could drench California and the Pacific Northwest, while Australia could suffer from drought, and other parts of the world might experience other highly disruptive weather events. The last truly massive El Niño appeared in 1997–98 and caused an estimated $35 billion in destruction and more than 23,000 deaths around the world.

Other topics to be discussed include three new laws that are expected to have a big impact on Oregon: the "ban the box" law regarding asking applicants about their criminal record, the new sick time requirements and legalized recreational marijuana.

Cost to attend the meeting is $25. You can register online or mail your meeting fee to Dave Malcolm, 1511 SW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97221. Please make checks payable to Willamette Chapter. For questions, contact Denece Messenger at 503-510-4029.

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OAN Events

Young Nursery Professionals gathering
September 15 - The Mt. Hood Chapter has organized a free social get-together for all nursery professionals 39 and younger starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at the Highcliffe Pub & Eatery, 602 Seventh St., Oregon City, Oregon. The event is open to growers as well as suppliers and allied professionals. To get the event started off right, the chapter is funding a $500 bar tab. For more information, contact chapter president Scott Ekstrom at scott_ekstrom@yahoo.com or 503-926-4321.

First Aid and Adult CPR Classes
October - The OAN Safety and Insurance Committee is presenting First Aid and Adult CPR training classes in October, as a service to members and the industry. Successful completion results in certification that is good for two years. Each class runs from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Classes are offered in Hillsboro, Boring and Wilsonville. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish. Check the OAN website for specific dates and locations. The cost is $42 for first-time or expired certifications and $32 for renewals. Register and pay at www.oan.org, or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089.

Willamette Chapter Luncheon Meeting
October 20 - Brace for one of the strongest El Niños on record. Phil Volker of ERF Company warns of weather to come in 2016. Other topics to be discussed include three new laws that are expected to have a big impact on Oregon: Ban the Box, Sick Leave and Legal Marijuana. Open to all OAN members.

Annual OAN Convention
November 13 - 14 - Save the dates for the two-day 2015 OAN Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is expanding to a two-day format this year, taking place Friday and Saturday, November 13–14 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon. Details coming soon.


In case you missed it

Farwest offers a 'Far From Ordinary' experience

New Love Clematis wins Farwest Best in Show honors

First Editions® Ruffled Red Magic® Crape Myrtle wins People's Choice Award

Skagit Gardens wins Best in Show booth honors at Farwest

Retailers' Choice Awards find gold on the Farwest floor

Clackamas Community College releases fall schedule of horticulture classes

Reminder: Make sure P. ramorum paperwork is in order

Cattle stampedes to top of Oregon's ag commodities list

OAN hires Blair Thompson as new advertising and sponsorship account manager

Annual meeting of International Plant Propagators' Society, Western Region to take place Sept. 23–26

Thanks to new state funds, OSU stepping up recruitment of several research positions

Little known about Pacific Northwestern native pollinators

Energy Trust increases greenhouse rebate amounts

New studies suggest bee health has improved globally

Disposal of blighted boxwoods is important

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