“The Farwest Show invites people to ‘Be Far From Ordinary,’ and Walla Walla Nursery did exactly that,” show director Allan Niemi of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said. “They went the extra mile to showcase the richness and diversity of the nursery industry in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the strong, green focus of the Farwest Show.”
Walla Walla Nursery 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 – Little Prince of Oregon Nursery (Booth #7025)
- Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Blooming Nursery (Booth #13055)
- Best 10×10 Booth – Fogco Systems (Booth #12062)
- Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Plant Revolution Inc. (Booth #16006)
- Best Island Booth – NurserySource LLC (Booth #15019)
The show also recognized exhibitors put extra creativity into their booths with three Far From Ordinary booth awards. Winning that award this year were Little Prince of Oregon Nursery (booth #7025), Brooks Tree Farm (booth #10043) and Plantaflor USA Inc. (Booth #4055).
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 2017 Farwest Show, visit www.farwestshow.com or download the Farwest Show app for iPhone or Android.
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 800 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 ornamental horticulture industry is among the state’s largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $909 million in 2016. Oregon’s nursery industry is 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.