“The Farwest Show ﬂoor this year is full of exhibitors representing their offerings to the maximum extent, while also showcasing the richness and diversity the green industry has to offer,” show director Allan Niemi of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said. “Our judges loved this booth in particular, but there are many booths that are simply must-see. Visiting Farwest really gives you a complete picture of the industry — both the growers that raise great trees and plants, and the suppliers and service providers that help make it possible.”
Ball also captured a Best of Division award for Best Island Booth, Grower. Other Best of Division award winners included the following:
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 2018 Farwest Show, visit www.farwestshow.com.
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 750 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 nursery and greenhouse industry is among the state’s largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $948 million in 2017. It is also 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.