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Welcome to the Oregon Association of Nurseries weekly Member Update
September 21, 2016    |     EVENTS     |     ADVERTISE

Convention theme is 'Here Comes the Sun'

Come celebrate the past sunny year and help us forecast a bright future at the OAN Convention — November 4 & 5 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

You deserve some fun in the sun. Join your fellow OAN members at the annual OAN Convention for a good time at Sunriver Resort. Enjoy social time with old and new friends, take part in a panel discussion of the emerging issues affecting nurseries, and honor the industry's achievers at the annual President's Awards Banquet. Bring the family. Complimentary child care provided.

This year's convention will include the lively Hospitality Suites party on Friday night, panel discussions and business meeting on Saturday, followed by the President's Awards Banquet on Saturday night.

Reserve your room now! Special rates begin at $129/night. Call Sunriver at 800-547-3922 for reservations in this limited room block. Mention "OAN Convention" for special rates. Don't delay. Special rates discount deadline is October 5 or when room block is full.

To register for convention and see event details, go to

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Price for Oregon hazelnut crop remains high

Northwest hazelnut growers will receive a minimum initial price of $1.18 a pound for their crop this fall, the third highest starting minimum price ever. However, it is down substantially from the highest-ever initial minimum price of $1.70 per pound in 2014. Last year's initial minimum was $1.22 per pound. Oregon leads the nation in hazelnut production, accounting for nearly 100 percent of U.S. output, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

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Save the date: Industry briefing on plant pests on Oct. 18

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) will present an industry briefing on three plant pest and disease issues at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the OAN offices, Dick Joyce Conference Room, 29751 SW Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville, Oregon.

There will be updates on the Japanese beetle, the light brown apple moth, and Xylella fastidiosa. All members are invited to attend and learn more about the current status of each. The presenters will include representatives from the state Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program, as well as the ODA Nursery Inspection Program. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Jeff Stone at

Dennis' 7 Dees golf tournament raises $88,000 to benefit homeless

The seventh annual charity golf tournament organized by Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers was held on Sept. 15 in Aurora, Oregon, with net proceeds coming to more than $88,000. The money will benefit Human Solutions, a nonprofit organization that provides a full array of programs and services to benefit the homeless population in East Portland and East Multnomah County.

The tournament began in 2010, and since that time, it has raised a cumulative total of more than $500,000.

"On behalf of all of us at Dennis' 7 Dees, we are pleased to continue to help Human Solutions carry out their vital mission in the community of serving hundreds of homeless children and their families," said Dave Snodgrass, President of Dennis' 7 Dees. "We are very grateful for our suppliers, clients, friends and employees who help make this event possible."

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Zampini joins HIP Labels as brand program manager

Maria Zampini has joined HIP Labels LLC in the role of brand program manager. She will provide brand identification products from HIP's menu of innovative ID goods and services to nursery and greenhouse growers.

Zampini is well known throughout the horticulture industry for her knowledge and experience in the sales, marketing and licensing of new plant introductions and gardening-related products. She will also continue in her role as president of her boutique horticultural marketing firm, UpShoot™ LLC.

"We're so pleased and fortunate to have Maria on board with HIP," said Bob Lovejoy, president and owner of HIP Labels. "With her contacts in the industry, her knowledge from plant development to retail, and her hands on experience in marketing and branding, she'll be the perfect fit for the kind of grower customers HIP seeks to partner with."

Zampini previously worked with such plant programs as the HGTV HOME Plant Collection, where she was director of plant development. She was also president of Lake County Nursery Inc., in Ohio, a 1,000-acre wholesale nursery that included an independent retail garden center and a research division that developed more than 100 patented and trademarked plant introductions.

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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.

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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 or 503-866-3627. For more information, email 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

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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 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, or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089.

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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

Important Dates

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

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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OAN Resource Guide

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


Ready to grow your business with OAN Publications and Events?

Our range of respected publications and engaging events provide valuable opportunities to strategically deliver your message and help achieve your sales and marketing goals. From print to digital to in person at the Farwest Show, we can help you find the best way to reach key nursery industry decision-makers through advertising and sponsorship. And as an OAN member you receive exclusive discounts and can save even more with our frequency discount for multiple ads. Download our Media Kit for all the details and contact Blair Thompson at 503-582-2012 or to discuss how OAN advertising and sponsorship can help your business grow.

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