OAN Hall of Fame
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OAN Hall of Fame


When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Kelsey Hood

Phone: 503-682-5089


Hall of Fame

The Oregon Nurseries Hall of Fame will welcome eight people to its ranks at a special Hall of Fame installation banquet.

When: Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Abernethy Center Ballroom
606 15th Street
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Kelsey Hood






The Oregon Nurseries Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by the Oregon Association of Nurseries. Its purpose is to recognize those individuals instrumental in the development of the Oregon nursery industry, who have brought credit and recognition to the industry, or who have had a profound historical impact on the industry.

Oregon Nurseries' Hall of Fame inductees:

The OAN Awards Committee has selected eight people for induction into the Oregon Nurseries' Hall of Fame. The following honorees will be recognized at the 2019 Hall of Fame Banquet.

Art and Teri Iwasaki (deceased), Tanasacres Nursery, pioneer in early greenhouse industry in Oregon.

Henderson Luelling (deceased), 1847 nursery pioneer who brought seedlings to Oregon by wagon from Iowa. His brother, Seth, was inducted into HOF in 1999.

Bob and Jean Fessler, Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas Inc., nursery innovators celebrating 50 years of influencing and improving the nursery industry.

Mark and Jolly Krautmann, Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc., innovative growers offering unique varieties, and many years of service to the association and industry.

Keith Warren, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (retired), one of the leading developers, worldwide, of new tree varieties for the last 40 years.


Teri and Art Iwasaki

Henderson Luelling

Bob and Jean Fessler

Mark and Jolly Krautmann

Keith Warren



All Attendees must register

Tickets are $80 per person or $640 for a table of eight. Includes appetizers, drink ticket, dinner and wine.


Wednesday, February 27

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a reception, followed by dinner and program starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Abernethy Center ballroom in Oregon City.

Sponsorships Available

We are asking our valued partners to help support the Hall of Fame with a straight up sponsorship. You will be listed as a sponsor in all materials associated with the event, including promotions in the weekly OAN Member Update, OAN website, event printed program and publicly thanked in the Digger magazine. Your sponsorship helps make the event more affordable and drive down the costs for our members to participate in this celebration. Sponsorship is $500 or you can be recognized as a Contributor for $250.

If interested, click on the Registration or Sponsorship buttons above, or contact Allan Niemi at aniemi@oan.org or 503-582-2005.

Thank you to our Hall of Fame sponsors!

The Hall of Fame is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors and contributors.

Brentano's Tree Farm LLC
Harrell's LLC
The HC Companies, ProCal
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Marion Ag Service Inc.
Park's Nursery
Phillips' Soil Products Inc.
Simplot Partners

AKT Services LLC
Al's Garden Center
Arrowhead Ornamentals LLC
Ernst Irrigation
Eshraghi Nurseries LLC
Iseli Nursery
KG Farms Inc.
Leonard Adams Insurance Inc.
Northwest Farm Credit Services
OBC Northwest Inc.
Oregon Valley Greenhouses Inc.
Robinson Nursery
Simnitt Nursery
Smith Gardens
Wilbur-Ellis Company

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled on or before February 13, 2019, will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after February 13, 2019.


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