Learn strategies to increase profitability at small farms
"Practical Strategies to Assess and Improve Small Farm Profitability" (PDF) is a new publication offered by the OSU Extension Catalog. It is free to download. The publication explains how small-scale, diversified farmers can get a handle on their production and marketing costs so they can make smart decisions about their business and succeed.
OSU's Plant Disease Diagnosis online short course begins Oct. 3
Oregon State University is offering a nine-week, online course to address current issues in plant problems and their management. The "Plant Disease Diagnosis Certificate" is a self-paced course designed for landscape professionals, gardeners and farmers. Cost is $150. Continuing education credits are available for professional landscapers.
Celebrate "Oregon's Bounty" at Oregon State Capitol — Oct. 8
To raise awareness of agriculture, the Oregon Capitol Foundation is hosting "Oregon's Bounty: A Celebration of the Harvest" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. This will be a fun learning event for kids and adults with lots of hands-on activities and displays. The event is free and open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register today for First Aid and Adult CPR training classes
The OAN Products and Services 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.
♦ THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER - Starting Oct. 6, Oregon State University and the North Willamette Research and Extension Center will present pest management workshops each Thursday during the month. 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
Young Nursery Professionals Social Gatherings
♦ OCTOBER 11 and NOVEMBER 15 - 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.
OAN Annual Convention — Here Comes the Sun
♦ 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
OAN Convention theme is 'Here Comes the Sun'
Dennis' 7 Dees golf tournament raises $88,000 to benefit homeless
Analysis finds flaws in sick leave rules
Japanese beetle detections climb in Cedar Mill area
ONPAC issues 2016 election endorsements
OSU publishes mobile-friendly guide on boxwood blight
Farwest continues to show strong growth
Oregon nurseries approach $900 million in annual sales
New NWREC nursery/greenhouse crop production faculty hired
Oregon Garden Resort offers special rate for OAN members
Bipartisan group calls for comprehensive immigration reform
Corporate tax proposal headed to November ballot
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
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.
© Copyright 2016 Oregon Association of Nurseries
29751 SW Town Center Loop W., Wilsonville, OR 97070
Ph: 503.682.5089 | 888-283-7219 | F: 503.682.5099 | firstname.lastname@example.org ♦ oan.org
Email your story ideas, tips and comments to Curt Kipp, Director of Publications and Communications, or call him at 503-582-2008.
View Archive Editions.