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OAN office closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

At the Oregon Association of Nurseries, we are thankful for great members and volunteer leaders, and a wonderful industry to serve. We wish you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with food, friends, family and football. So that employees may spend time with family, the OAN offices in Wilsonville will be closed beginning Wednesday afternoon, November 21, and continuing Thanksgiving Day (November 22) and Friday (November 23). We will return ready to serve you on Monday morning, November 26. We wish the very best to you and yours.

OAN now accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

Do you know someone that deserves recognition for elevating our industry? Let us know about it! The Nursery Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize individuals who have been instrumental in the development of the Oregon nursery industry, have brought credit and recognition to the industry or have had a profound historical impact on the industry.   » Submit your nomination by November 30

Industry leaders honored at OAN Convention

Oregon's nursery and greenhouse industry leaders and servants were recognized at the annual President's Awards Banquet, held on October 27 at the 2018 OAN Convention at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon.

Convention host Rod Park led the awards ceremony, which recognized the following professionals, businesses, and organizations:

  • Honorary Life Membership: Cindy Lou Pease, Rod Park
  • OAN Outstanding Service Award: Dave Van Essen
  • New Nursery Professional of the Year: Scott Ekstrom
  • Chapter or Committee of the Year: Willamette Chapter
  • Retailer of the Year: Bauman's Farm & Garden
  • Distinguished Member of the Horticultural Allied Trades Award: Bill Phillips
  • Outstanding Stewardship Award: John Maurer
  • Distinguished Education Award: Ryan Contreras
  • President's 5 Star Awards: Mark Bigej, Leigh Geschwill, Kyle Fessler, Curt Kipp, Kattie Zielinski, and Jamie and Doug Zielinski

Please visit for the full announcement of the award winners and photos of the ceremony.

Oregon's nursery sales grow to new heights

The Oregon nursery industry climbed to its second-best sales year on record in 2017, according to figures from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

The state's wholesale and retail nurseries tallied an estimated $947.7 million in sales during the calendar year, which was more than enough to make nursery and greenhouse crops Oregon's top agricultural commodity, ahead of cattle and calves, which were in second place at $695 million.

"The wholesale nursery industry is a traded sector that serves markets in every time zone of the United States, as well as Canada and overseas, and brings significant dollars back to the Oregon economy," said Jeff Stone, executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries. "More than three-fourths of what we grow in Oregon is shipped over state lines, to destinations as far away as the East Coast."

It was the Oregon nursery industry's best sales year since 2007, when $1.039 billion worth of Oregon nursery and greenhouse products were sold, just prior to the Great Recession.

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Subscribe to eDigger and become a nursery expert

The OAN is excited to announce the launch of eDigger, a new email edition of Digger magazine. It's a new way to read the Digger content you already enjoy, including original articles, columns from industry professionals and valuable tips for growing your business. Each monthly email will contain excerpts from that month's magazine, with links to the full articles. All OAN members will receive eDigger automatically by email. Other eligible green industry professionals may also sign up to receive the magazine by email, traditional print, or both by going to

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A great safety program is crucial to ensure your workplace is safe. OAN members have access to our online library of 150 safety and health related handouts and posters. Downloads include attitude and awareness, confined spaces, fire safety and emergency response, hazard communication, lifting and moving material, safety posters, and personal protection. Each document is offered in both English and Spanish. Visit the safety page to browse the safety handouts (Members only).

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