This Sunday, join French Prairie's 5K run to fight cancer
On Sunday, September 25, 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.
Save the dates: Oct. 11 AND Nov. 15 — Young Nursery Professionals Social Gatherings
The OAN Mt. Hood Chapter will host two get-togethers for nursery professionals 40 and younger. The first social gathering will take at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at Oregon City Brewing Co. (note location change) in Oregon City, Oregon; another will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 at Pleasant Home Saloon in Gresham, Oregon. The events are open to growers as well as suppliers and allied professionals.
RSVP to Anthony Kinen at email@example.com or 503-866-3627. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-926-4321.
OktoberPest workshops return this fall
Starting Oct. 6, Oregon State University and the North Willamette Research and Extension Center will present pest management workshops each Thursday during the month.
The first workshop is titled "Going Soft: Designing Target-Focused IPM Programs" and covers how growers can apply pesticides with minimal impact to pollinators and to reduced off-target movement of pesticides.
All workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon). Pesticide recertification credits hours will be available for each session. For a full schedule of workshops and to register, visit the OktoberPest webpage.
Winter Trucks to Trade Shows Member Benefit Program
Sign up now through December! OAN Members can ship plant material to the green industry trade shows held in January and February across the country — MANTS, The Western, MGIX, NorCal and others. Reservations taken on first-come, first-served basis; payment is required to reserve space. To sign up, contact Ali Pennell at email@example.com.
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 over the next five months, as a service to members and the industry.
Successful completion results in certification that is good for two years. Each class runs from 8 a.m.-noon. 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 $40 for new and renewing certifications. Register and pay at www.oan.org/cpr, or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089.
What did you think of this year's Farwest Show?
If you attended or exhibited in the 2016 Farwest Show, the OAN wants to hear from you.
You can share your thoughts by taking a short online survey. Once completed, you'll be entered for a chance to win one of five all-access show passes including seminars to the 2017 Farwest Show!
Next year's show will take place August 24–26, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
Take the Attendee Survey | Take the Exhibitor Survey
OAN Annual Convention
♦ NOVEMBER 4-6 - The Oregon Association of Nurseries' Annual Convention will take place at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. Festivities kick off Friday evening with the hospitality suites reception. The Annual Membership Business Meeting and General Session will take place on Saturday, and the President's Awards Banquet on Saturday evening. Details available at www.oan.org/convention.
National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture
♦ NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 2 — The fifth National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, educators and activists who are engaged in healthy food and farming. The goal is to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers. This year, organization of the conference is being led by Oregon State University Small Farms Programs.
The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland). Cost is $200. » More info
International Master Gardener Conference
♦ JULY 10–14, 2017 — Join Master Gardeners from around the globe at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program. The conference will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. Keynote speakers include Renee Shepherd, a seed developer, gardener, entrepreneur and author; plantsman Dan Hinkley; and wildlife biologist John Marzluff. Early bird, discounted registration will open on October 10, 2016. » More info
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Farwest continues to show strong growth
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New NWREC nursery/greenhouse crop production faculty hired
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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.
Download the Guide
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