Farwest Seminar Schedule

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

DATE TIME ROOM SEMINAR SPEAKERS AUDIENCE
August 23 (Wednesday) 8:30–9:30am B110-112Foodscape Revolution- Ecology and Sustainable Management

Brie Arthur Arborists, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers, Urban Foresters
August 23 (Wednesday) 8:30–9:30am B113-114 Underutilized Plants for the Northwest Landscape Dan Hinkley Arborists, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers
August 23 (Wednesday) 8:30–9:30am B115-116 Groupon or Coupon?: Using Conventional and Modern Marketing Strategies to Build and Maintain Your Customer Base Gary Lewis Business Practices, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Retailers





August 23 (Wednesday) 8:30–9:30am B117-119 Scale Management Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd Arborists, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Urban Foresters, Spanish Translation
August 23 (Wednesday) 9:45–10:45amB110-112 The Importance of Food in the Garden Center Jim Monroe Business Practices, Sustainability, Retailers
August 23 (Wednesday) 9:45–10:45amB113-114 The Morton Arboretum's New Plant Development Program Kim Shearer Arborists, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Urban Foresters
August 23 (Wednesday) 9:45–10:45amB115-116 Making the Match: Which Customers Do You Really Want? Leslie Halleck Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Retailers


August 23 (Wednesday) 9:45–10:45amB117-119 Conservation Biological Control and Biopesticides for Nursery IPM

Carlos Bográn Ph.D Arborists, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Urban Foresters, Spanish Translation

August 23 (Wednesday) 11am-Noon C123-124 KEYNOTE: Keynote Speaker
Connections: Cultivating Your Company and Your Professional Life

Terri McEnaney Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Retailers, Urban Foresters, Free Session
August 23 (Wednesday) 12:30-1:30pm B115-116 Worker Protection Standards Training

Carlos Bográn, Ph.D Arborists, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Spanish Only
August 23 (Wednesday) 1:30-2:30pm B113-114 Managing the Mysteries of a Multigenerational Workplace Rita Perea Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Retailers
August 23 (Wednesday) 1:30-2:30pm B117-119 Round-up: The Situation in Europe

Dr. Heinrich Löesing Arborists, Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Retailers, Urban Foresters
August 23 (Wednesday) 2:30-3:30pm B110-112 Biocontrol Mindsets Alex Traven Arborists, Business Practices, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 23 (Wednesday) 2:30-3:30pm B115-116 Seed Your Future — Inspiring the Next Generation to Ensure a Qualified Workforce Susan Yoder Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Retailers, Urban Foresters, Free Session
  August 23 (Wednesday) 3:30-4:30pm B113-114 Honing in on the Best Plant Combinations Darcy Daniels Arborists, Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers
August 23 (Wednesday) 3:30-4:30pm B117-119 Worker Protection Standards Training Kaci Buhl Arborists, Business Practices, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Retailers, Urban Foresters
  August 24 (Thursday) 8:30–9:30am B110-112 The Dry Lush; Drought Tolerant Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens Dan Hinkley Arborists, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers, Urban Foresters
  August 24 (Thursday) 8:30–9:30am B113-114 Machinery Innovation for Field Grown Nursery Production

Dr. Heinrich Löesing Arborists, Growers, Landscapers, Urban Foresters
  August 24 (Thursday) 8:30–9:30am B115-116 How to Put SIZZLE on Your Sales Floor! Tom Shay Business Practices, Interactive Learning, Retailers


August 24 (Thursday) 8:30–9:30am B117-119 Mythbusters: Greenhouse Biocontrol Management for Specialty Crops

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans Breeders, Growers, Landscapers, Pesticide Recertification, Sustainability, Spanish Translation
August 24 (Thursday) 9:45–10:45am B110-112 Hot New Plants: Cutting Edge Garden Plants for Cutting Edge Retail/Wholesale/Design Gary Lewis Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers
August 24 (Thursday) 9:45–10:45am B113-114 The Growers Guide to Mycorrhizal Fungi: You Better Learn This Stuff! Jeff Lowenfels Arborists, Growers, Landscapers, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 24 (Thursday) 9:45–10:45am B115-116 Navigating Personal and Professional Change: Charting Your Course for Success Rita Perea Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Municipalities, Retailers


August 24 (Thursday) 9:45–10:45am B117-119 Plant Protection of Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests Dr. Raymond A Cloyd Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Urban Foresters, Spanish Translation

August 24 (Thursday) 11am-Noon C123-124 Building Your Career in Horticulture Roundtable Topic Discussions: GWA The Association of Garden Communicators Moderated by Maria Zampini Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Retailers, Urban Foresters, Free Session
August 24 (Thursday) 12:30-1:30pm B110-112 Plants From Across the Pond Kevin Hobbs Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers

August 24 (Thursday) 12:30-1:30pm B115-116 Management and Prevention of Boxwood Blight Luisa Santamaria Nursery, Growers, Landscapers, Spanish Only
August 24 (Thursday) 1:30-2:30pm B113-114 Are You Digitally Relevent Leslie Halleck Arborists, Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Retailers
August 24 (Thursday) 1:30-2:30pm B117-119 Soil Erosion Solutions Aaron Guffey Arborists, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 24 (Thursday) 2:30-3:30pm B110-112 The Future of Plant Breeding is NOW

Chuck Pavlich Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Retailers
August 24 (Thursday) 2:30-3:30pm B115-116 Panel Discussion Energy Saving Incentives to Update Aging Infrustructure Moderated by Ben Verhoeven Business Practices, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Retailers, Urban Foresters, Free Session
August 24 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm B113-114 Plants For Now and The Future Sean Hogan Arborists, Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Retailers, Urban Foresters
August 24 (Thursday) 3:30-4:30pm B117-119 Getting Tough on Pests (While Staying Soft on Pollinators) Andony Melathopoulos Arborists, Breeders, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Pesticide Recertification, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 25 (Friday) 8:30–9:30am B110-112 Successful Sustainable Landscape Practices That Balance Environmental Needs & Customer Expectations Ladd Smith Arborists, Business Practices, Designers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 25 (Friday) 8:30–9:30am B113-114 What's New from Oregon State Plant Breeding Ryan Contreras, Ph.D Arborists, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Landscapers, Municipalities, Urban Foresters
August 25 (Friday) 8:30–9:30am B115-116 Boost Profits in Your Landscape Company without Raising Your Overhead Kelly Mathison Arborists, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Interactive Learning, Landscapers, Municipalities, Urban Foresters


August 25 (Friday) 8:30–9:30am B117-119 Biocontrol of Thrips in Greenhouse Crops: Advanced Session Paul Koole Growers, Landscapers, Pesticide Recertification, Sustainability, Spanish Translation
August 25 (Friday) 9:45–10:45am B110-112 Critical Ecology; The Importance of Biodiversity in the Landscape Rick Martinson Arborists, Business Practices, Designers, Growers Landscapers, Municipalities, Sustainability, Urban Foresters
August 25 (Friday) 9:45–10:45am B113-114 How Much is That Doggy in the Window - The Cost of Holding Dead Inventory Tom Shay Breeders, Business Practices, Designers, Growers, Retailers
August 25 (Friday) 9:45–10:45am B115-116 Lean Principals Applied to Nurseries: Engaging Employees in the Power of 5S Rick and Elizabeth Peters Business Practices, Growers


August 25 (Friday) 9:45–10:45am B117-119 Aphids. What You Need to Know to manage Them Suzanne Wainwright-Evans Growers, Landscapers, Pesticide Recertification, Sustainability, Spanish Translation

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