Jun 30, 2021
Farwest Show Sessions to Address Labor, Automation

The 2021 Farwest Show, set for Aug. 18–20, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, has scheduled three seminars focused on labor and automation in the nursery industry.

These sessions will help business owners and executive-level mangers make informed decisions about corporate investments in labor and technology.

All three sessions will take place on Thursday Aug. 19:

  • Anthony LeBude, Ph.D., associate professor of nursery crops and extension research at North Carolina State University, will present “LEAP into Sustainable Automation” from 8:30–9:30 a.m.
  • From 9:45–10:45 a.m., Terra Nova Nurseries grower consultant Dan Heims will present “Hortitechnology: New Tools for Horticulture.”
  • Later in the day, wafla Visa Division Director Ryan Ogburn will present “H-2A for Oregon: Overcoming the Hurdles” from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Registration for the sessions is required. Convenient registration is available at https://farwestshow.com/register/. Complete details on events, daily schedules, speakers, and education for Farwest can be found online.


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