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June 3, 2013
By Oregon Association of Nurseries

June 3, 2013, Portland, OR. — The 2013 Farwest Trade Show (Aug. 22-24)
will spotlight spectacular new plants, hard-to-find varieties,
networking opportunities, nursery tours and informative speakers sharing
the latest in the evolving horticulture industry.

June 3, 2013, Portland, OR. — The 2013 Farwest Trade Show (Aug. 22-24) will spotlight spectacular new plants, hard-to-find varieties, networking opportunities, nursery tours and informative speakers sharing the latest in the evolving horticulture industry.

Now in its 41st year, the show is a must-attend for industry leaders looking for the latest solutions.

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“The horticulture industry is strengthening as the economy improves, bringing with it both opportunities to provide customers with the newest plants and products and challenges as shortages and gaps in inventory start to appear,” said Allan Niemi, director of events and education at the Oregon Association of Nurseries.

5497_farwest_2012“The Farwest Trade Show is known for providing the latest in innovation and will again feature networking opportunities, nursery tours and a robust line up of speakers designed to help horticulture professionals grow their businesses.”

The Farwest Trade Show is designed to offer education—and continuing education credits and pesticide certification—and networking for garden center professionals; growers; landscape architects, contractors and designers; and those involved in planning, maintaining, managing the urban canopy and plantings on public lands.

Three tours are planned to showcase the best that Oregon’s climate has to offer and meet excellent suppliers in the heart of nursery country.

More than 35 hours of professional development seminars will feature a fresh lineup of speakers covering everything from ideas to increase sales, the latest in plant trends and design to eco-friendly production techniques and landscape maintenance to the impact of increased habitat restoration on the future of the nursery industry.

Other show features include networking events for Women in Horticulture; Young Nursery Professionals and an evening of fun at the Aug. 22nd Pub Crawl, which takes advantage of Portland’s renown microbrew scene; New Varieties Showcase featuring 45 new plants; and the New Products Showcase.

The Farwest Trade Show is produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), a trade organization representing and serving the interest of the ornamental horticulture industry. Any revenue realized by the OAN is reinvest into the industry through education, research, marketing support and government relations.

For more information about the 2013 Farwest Show seminar schedule, nursery tours, show hours and other features, visit www.FarwestShow.com or call 800-342-6401.


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