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The 2013 Farwest Trade Show takes place August 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The Convention Center is located near the Rose Garden at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Show hours will be noon-6 p.m. Thursday/Friday and Noon -4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Farwest Trade Show is proudly produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and is one of the leading nursery and greenhouse industry trade shows in the United States. The show averages 8,100 wholesale growers, retailers, landscape contractors/designers/architects, industry suppliers, educators and others from virtually every U.S. state and several foreign countries. Over 50 percent of exhibiting companies are wholesale nurseries at the Farwest Trade Show - more green goods exhibitors than any other show in North America. You will find every conceivable type of plant material for which your customers are asking, from the hard to find, to the newest varieties to your old favorites. Place your order with the growers that are known throughout the country for their exceptional quality. Exhibitors include small specialty nurseries, growers devoted to serving the landscape trade, the best and biggest nurseries in the country, growers catering to independent garden centers and the latest innovative services and suppliers that cater to the green industry as well.
In 2010, the latest year for which complete statistics are available, Oregon's wholesale nurseries had combined sales of $676 million. The nursery industry also is Oregon's largest agricultural employer with more than 20,000 workers and has an annual payroll topping $288 million.
Roughly 75% of the nursery stock grown in Oregon is exported to other states or countries, making Oregon the nation's largest exporter of nursery stock. And the state's nurseries, as well as all Oregonians, can take great pride in knowing that Oregon is No. 1 in the United States in the production of shade trees, Japanese maples and most other kinds of maples, arborvitae, rhododendron and coniferous evergreens. Oregon also is a leader, ranking second or third nationally, in the production of deciduous flowering trees, azaleas and other broadleaf evergreens.
The History of OAN
The Oregon Association of Nurseries was established in 1933 to represent the state's growers, landscapers, retailers, suppliers and anyone with an interest in the green industry. What started with a handful of nurserymen who shared a common vocation has blossomed into a strong, dynamic organization with more than 1,000 members. For many years we were known as the Oregon Association of Nurserymen. A name change to Oregon Association of Nurseries took place in summer 2003.
For more information...
For more information about the Oregon Association of Nurseries we invite you to check out our companion web site, www.oan.org. Here, you'll find membership information, industry news, an events calendar, news releases, Digger magazine information and much more. In addition, you may want to visit NurseryGuide.com, a free online searchable database with thousands of listings for plants, products and services, and which is based on our Nursery Guide publication. We're here to serve you. Please contact us at (800) 342-6401 nationwide or 503-682-5089 in the Portland area or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.