The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and wishes of 2016’s 400-plus exhibitors and 6,000-plus attendees, has announced improved days and times for the show. Farwest 2017 will now take place Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25. Show Expo hours will be noon–5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday.
Take a tour of some of the state’s top nurseries and greenhouse operations in our annual Nursery Country issue.
In 1994, an ambitious college student named Carson Lord started his nursery. Today, the OAN past president ships container and B&B material to 20 U.S. states and Canada.
Dave and Kathy LeCompte have found a niche in growing seedlings for Christmas tree farms and timber operations, and native plants for restoration and remediation projects.
Mike and Lori Hanson are proud, third-generation growers of conifers, broadleaf evergreens and deciduous trees and shrubs in Aurora, Oregon.
Founded in 1925, Surface Nursery has outlasted the
Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War
and the start of the Computer Age.
As a nursery state, Oregon is known for its natural attributes. Great soil. A moderate climate with winter dormancy, so many different plants can be grown here. And, of course, an ideal balance of cold-season rain and warm-weather sun. But there’s also the remarkable vision that many Oregon growers possess.
What began nearly four decades ago as one man’s dream has become a lasting nursery industry success. Iseli Nursery has over 100 employees, more than 100 acres of growing space, and an exalted place in Oregon’s nursery industry.
Little Prince of Oregon Nursery is known for its well-branded plant offerings, which include succulents, perennials, grasses, ground covers, ferns, and rare and unusual plants
Willamette Nurseries is a family-owned specialty grower of seedlings and rootstock for fruit and shade trees. Owners Devin and Allison Cooper live on one of their two farms, and are known for their personal attention to customer service.