Ball Horticultural Company (Booth #5043) captured the coveted Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth award at the 2018 Farwest Show. The company won for its vividly colored booth packed with flowers and brightly lit displays, including a display of energy-saving LED grow lights.
“The Farwest Show floor this year is full of exhibitors representing their offerings to the maximum extent, while also showcasing the richness and diversity the green industry has to offer,” show director Allan Niemi of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said. “Our judges loved this booth in particular, but there are many booths that are simply must-see. Visiting Farwest really gives you a complete picture of the industry — both the growers that raise great trees and plants, and the suppliers and service providers who help make it possible.”
The Best in Show booth award comes with a free 10×10 booth space for the 2019 Farwest Show. Ball also captured a Best of Division award for Best Island Booth, Grower. Other Best of Division award winners included the following:
- Best 10×10 Booth – Dinsdale Nursery (Booth #18031)
- Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Youngblood Nursery (Booth #18047)
- Best 10×10 Booth – Swanson Bark & Wood Products Inc. (Booth #7052)
- Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Henri by Stonecasters LLC (Booth #21047)
- Best Island Booth – BCS America (Booth #4063)
The show also recognized exhibitors who put extra creativity into their booths with three Far From Ordinary booth awards. Winning that award this year were Youngblood Nursery (booth #18047), Bamboo Garden (booth #18014) and Open Range (Booth #10058).
The Farwest Show serves professionals engaged in the nursery industry and related trades, including retail nurseries, wholesale growers, landscapers, landscape designers, and others involved in the green industry. For more information about the 2018 Farwest Show, visit www.farwestshow.com.
Farwest is produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), a trade organization that represents and serves the interests of the ornamental horticulture industry. The OAN, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 750 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Any revenue realized from the Farwest Show is reinvested into the industry through education, research, marketing support and government relations.
Oregon’s nursery and greenhouse industry is among the state’s largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $948 million in 2017. It is also a traded sector; close to 80 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503-682-5089.