Jul 20, 2023
Farwest Show releases 2023 seminar lineup

The 2023 Farwest Show seminars lineup in Portland has something for every green industry professional. That means growers, breeders, arborists, landscape designers, landscapers, businesspeople, marketers, nursery workers, salespeople, and of course anyone interested in sustainability.

The show, taking place from Wednesday to Friday, Aug. 23–25 in Portland, offers more than 45 educational seminars. Continuing education credits are available. Best of all, those signing up for an all-class pass before July 31 can save by taking advantage of early bird rates.

“Farwest is a tremendous educational value,” said Allan Niemi, director of events at the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “We have chosen a wide variety of presenters and topics to best serve a variety of green industry sectors — growers, retailers, and landscapers to name just a few. Companies sending employees from beginners up to the most senior levels will find something beneficial and informative to send workers to, and our all-access passes deliver it all at a reasonable cost.”

At Farwest, experts from all segments of the industry will cover various topics, including plant pests, climate resiliency, soil and water quality and pesticide safety for bees. Attendees can earn up to 10 hours of pesticide recertification credits from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Spanish translations are available for pesticide courses.

“Our continuing education seminars will engage participants in an array of topics for landscape professionals, arborists, and retailers,” said Mary Claire Lamm, event and education manager. “Free mini-sessions will take place at the Solution Center right on the trade show floor with pruning and topiary demonstrations to provide practical approaches to challenges green industry professionals face.”

Registration for the show is now open at FarwestShow.com/Register. For details on all Farwest Show events, daily schedules, speakers and education seminars, visit FarwestShow.com. To purchase booth space, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or for other questions, email ANiemi@OAN.org or call 503-682-5089.

The day before the show, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, there will be two all-day tours of local nurseries and retail garden centers, starting at 8 a.m. The wholesale grower tour has already sold out and the garden center retail tour is close to it.

The trade show floor will be open Aug. 23–25, 12–5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Friday.