In this special issue, we explore the ways OAN members speak out on behalf of the nursery industry. We will take you inside the process — including the need for speaking out, the team that works on OAN advocacy, the approach that OAN follows, the issues OAN addresses and the battle to keep down the cost of doing business. We also have a report from researchers at Oregon State University evaluating native plants for pollinators.
In this Issue:
- Part 1: The need. With a shipping season on the brink, OAN responds.
- Part 2: The team. OAN members and experts work in tandem to protect nurseries.
- Part 3: The approach. OAN focuses on issues rather than partisan politics.
- Part 4: The issues. The OAN engages in a wide variety of issues affecting members.
- Part 5: The cost of doing business. The OAN works to protect your bottom line.
- Complete this picture: President’s Message by Jim Simnitt
- One industry, one voice: Directors Desk by Jeff Stone
- COVID-19 lessons from plant societies: What I’m Hearing by Mike Darcy
Growing Knowledge an ongoing series provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the USDA and in partnership with OAN.
- Pollinator plant trials: Oregon State researchers test the value of Willamette Valley natives and nativars.
Please send your comments on the issue to editor Curt Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.