Meet the Leader is a section of Digger Magazine that highlights the voices of Oregon’s nursery industry. Who is Patrick? I’m kind of a city kid who found his way into the nursery industry. I had owned a couple of small businesses that focused on yard maintenance and hardscapes. My father-in-law presented me with a […]
Nonprofit nursery associations continually adapt to help their members succeed Like many large nursery associations in the United States, the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) has a big, broad spectrum of members it represents: nursery stock growers, commercial flower companies, landscape design firms, irrigation companies, arborists, lawn care business, mom-and-pop shops, massive agriculture operations […]
OAN member benefits are designed to save members money and improve business outcomes Any experienced grower or supplier will continually evaluate the performance of their business. From measuring the intake of supplies for production or calculating the costs for off-loading inventory, a successful business makes continuous adjustments to streamline their operation. The Oregon Association of […]
Green industry professionals and the businesses they serve can thrive by cultivating strong relationships As the English poet John Donne wrote in 1624, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” The same could be said of a business. A thriving nursery needs its key relationships. It requires customers, vendors, suppliers and advocates. Just as […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries recently honored several members for their outstanding achievements and service to the nursery industry. These awards were announced at the annual OAN Convention November 3–4, 2017 at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. The convention also featured the passing of the president’s gavel from retailer and grower […]
Fall is a busy time for Wes Bailey. But then, he is never one to sit still. Fall is football season (he coaches a youth football team), and retail garden centers are busy stocking poinsettias — half a million of which are grown at the Smith Gardens site in Aurora, Oregon, where Bailey has been […]
For nursery professionals who wanted to “Be Far From Ordinary,” the 2017 Farwest Show had much to offer. More than 400 exhibitors, including 57 that were exhibiting at Farwest for the first time. Three exceptional nursery tours. An inspiring keynote from Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries. A strong collection of expert seminars with Dan Hinkley, […]
Walla Walla Nursery (Booth #12019) captured the coveted Ted Van Even Best in Show booth award at the 2017 Farwest Show.
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With operations in five states, Bailey Nurseries is a large, diversified, family-owned wholesale grower.