The Oregon Invasive Species Council is accepting nominations for four positions on the council that are coming open at the end of the year. The appointing authorities are looking for individuals with expertise in various areas, one of which is nursery production. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has one of the six permanent seats, but […]
The American Nursery and Landscape Association installed Tom Courtright as its new president for the 2009-10 year earlier this month at the ANLA Annual Meeting. Courtright is the president and owner of Orchard Nursery and Florist, a garden center based in Lafayette, Calif. He purchased the nursery in 1972 and has a long record of […]
We mentioned back in April that Jim Gilbert, Northwoods Nursery and One Green World have received a Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow award from the city of Portland. Here’s coverage in the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.). Kudos again to Jim and company.
Kathy Hight, CPA has started work in her new position as director of finance and administration for the Oregon Association of Nurseries. A resident of Wilsonville, Ore., she has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, working as audit manager and more recently controller for Symonds, Evans & Company PC. Prior to that, she […]
The OAN family, and Digger magazine, lost a key contributor, supporter and friend over the weekend with the death of Krista Jeli, OAN director of finance and administration. She passed away Sunday after a 17-year battle with breast cancer. We will remember her remarkable grace, strength and humor in the face of adversity. You can […]
How do Oregonians feel about agriculture? A recent public opinion survey by Conkling, Fiskum & McCormick revealed opinion trends on a number of issues, from water use to pesticides to organic farming. The Oregon Department of Agriculture outlined several of the most significant results in a press release. Among those results, a strong majority favors […]
Congratulations to Dan Heims and Terra Nova Nurseries, who were profiled in Forbes magazine!
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral of Portland, Ore., is hosting a series of faith and ethics forums that pertain to the topic of immigraton. Jeff Stone of the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Coalition for a Working Oregon are coordinating the speakers. Upcoming topics include “Labor and Community” (May 3), “Economics of Immigration Reform” (May 10), […]
Following an extensive recruitment and selection process, Oregon State University has chosen Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, associate dean and agricultural research director at the Purdue University College of Agriculture, to serve as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. He replaces Thayne Dutson, who served in both roles […]
Northwoods Nursery/One Green World, the Molalla, Ore.-based retail/wholesale/mail-order nursery, has been honored by the Portland, Ore. Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with a Best Sustainable Practices for Small Companies award. Northwoods and its owner, Jim Gilbert, are known for their sustainable practices, going so far as to hire a sustainability director, and to become the […]