August 22-24, 2018 | Portland, Oregon

Seminars, Classes & Workshops

Advance your career through skill development and networking at the Farwest Show Seminars

Keynote Speaker: Terri McEnaney
Wednesday, August 23, 11 a.m.
FREE to registered Farwest Attendees

Connections: Cultivating your Company and your Professional Life
Thriving businesses are driven by leadership and principles that facilitate success and stand the test of time. Companies built on strong foundations lead and influence company culture throughout generations. Countless nursery operations that began as modest family businesses have grown into the industry's most notable names, many now in their 3rd, 4th or even 5th generation. Connections between growers and among individual professionals are what make our industry thrive. Connecting to solve challenges, expand innovation and developing relationships benefits us all.

Top-notch, relevant education from the industry's brightest minds and leaders!

This year you'll find an extraordinary lineup of new and in-demand speakers, industry favorites, the latest in ideas and opportunities, and the information you need to grow yourself and your business in our ever-changing industry. From hands-on, interactive sessions to technical sessions for growers, retailers, landscapers and business professionals you'll leave feeling refreshed, reenergized and ready to tackle the year ahead. You won't want to miss what's in store.

Check out the complete seminar schedule and speaker line up!


The mood was definitely upbeat this year. People are seeing an upswing in business, and they're in a position where they can buy new equipment.

Mark Buchholz
Skagit Gardens Inc., Mount Vernon, Washington


Digger Magazine Nursery Guide Macore Ball Hort Leonard Adams Insurance Sester Farms Greenhouse Grower F & B Farms Nursery Management magazine Garden Center magazine Country Folk Grower      Kness Mfg Co J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Terra Nova Nurseries Anderson Pots Green Profit Magazine OHP Inc. Alpha Nursery American Hort Greenhouse Grower