Farwest 2015 has finalized plans for the 2nd Annual Equipment Innovation Day, taking place on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, prior to the Farwest Show scheduled for August 27-29, in Portland. The event was enthusiastically received in 2014. Equipment Innovation Day offers a real-time opportunity to see new heavy and automated nursery equipment in action. The demonstrations take place in manufacturing and nursery settings, adding value to the showcase. Attendees will be able to talk with participating manufacturers and learn first-hand from innovative growers who use the equipment in daily operations.

The daylong event will be held at the main manufacturing plant of GK Machines, Inc., Donald, OR. Further demonstrations of field equipment will take place at the nearby nursery of A & R Spada Farms, LLC.

Bus travel to and from the event is planned, starting and returning at the Oregon Convention Center. Attendees are welcome to provide their own travel to and from the site. Preregistration is required. Cost to attend is $89 ($119 after July 31) and includes bus travel, lunch, and Show Expo pass. Cost for self-travelers is $35 ($45 after July 31) and includes lunch and Show Expo pass. Complete times/agenda and registration is available at www.farwestshow.com/equipmentday.shtml

“Equipment Innovation Day is back by popular demand,” said Allan Niemi, director of events at the Oregon Asso- ciation of Nurseries, producers of the Farwest Show. “Our first event was a big hit. This year promises to be even better with our participating hosts and the ensemble of equipment and manufacturers we have on tap.”

Equipment Innovation Day is just one facet of the comprehensive showcase Farwest has in store for the horticulture industry this year. The array of speakers, events, and green and hard goods on tap will provide nursery, green- house, and garden retailers key information touching on every aspect of operations. Speakers and activities will include trends and research, breeding, plant introductions, heavy equipment, new products, and tours of area nurseries. Alongside the Show agenda, Farwest is the premier west coast gathering for networking that builds and maintains key industry relationships.

For more information
Oregon Association of Nurseries
Allan Niemi, Director of Events
T: 503-682-5089
Email: aniemi@oan.org 

Farwest Show
T: 503-682-5089