The Corvallis Gazette-Times published a nice article on the late Paul Nelson Goodmonson, the co-founder of Holiday Tree Farms. He died last Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the age of 90. Founded in 1955, Holiday became one of the largest Christmas tree growers in Oregon. That is saying something, considering that in the United States, only […]
Students interested in studying horticulture at the college level are eligible for scholarships being made available by the Oregon Nurseries Foundation. The various scholarship awards are sponsored by individuals as well as OAN chapters, as a way to support the next generation of green industry professionals. High school graduates who will attend college in the […]
As someone who has worked in journalism for more than 20 years, I’ve found that one of the worst places one can make a mistake is in an obituary. It’s the story of someone’s life. People keep them in scrapbooks and share them with friends and family. Unfortunately, upon receiving the new February issue of […]
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is now taking entries for the 2010 International Landscape Design Awards, which will recognize excellence in the field of professional landscape design. There are six categories: residential design, non-residential design, small gardens, planting design, specialty projects and show gardens. Entries are judged on project impact, overall design, technical merit, […]
We are saddened to report that longtime Oregon grower Jim Schmidt, owner of Don Schmidt Nursery, passed away last Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, of a heart attack, just weeks short of his 64th birthday. Jim was among the world’s foremost growers and collectors of Japanese maples. His nursery in Boring, Ore., was featured (PDF) in […]
Bob Terry, owner of Fisher Farms and past president (2007-08) of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, has been chosen Agriculturalist of the Year for 2009 by the Agri-Business Council of Oregon. The council put together a very nice tribute video, which you can view here.
Barry Bushue has been re-elected to a sixth two-year term as president of the Oregon Farm Bureau. In addition he will continue to serve as vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Bushue is the owner of Bushue Farming Co. Inc. in Boring, Ore., a retail and wholesale grower of berries, pumpkins and nursery […]
The Woodburn (Ore.) Independent profiles Brooks Tree Farm owner, former OAN president and current OAN Government Affairs Committee chairwoman Kathy LeCompte, who is running for the Oregon Legislature.
The Austin Family Business Program, part of the College of Business at Oregon State University, serves family-owned companies through workshops, seminars and family business management courses. Every year, the program holds a prestigious awards dinner to recognize family businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship, commitment and community involvement. This year, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery in […]
Did you know? The Guinness World Record holder for Largest Jack O’ Lantern carved works in Oregon’s nursery industry. His name is Scott Cully and he is the general manager of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery in Lowell, Ore. The Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard published a feature on him last week.