Farwest Show Solution Center Offers Mini-Sessions on Subjects Essential to Garden Retail

Portland, Oregon — The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21-23, in Portland, Oregon will conduct a retail focused series of free live mini-sessions at the Solution Center on the Oregon Convention Center show floor. Topics will cover issues pertinent to garden retail owners and employees.

Each 30-minute session will be delivered by the best and brightest of horticulture retail with themes that cover timely and trending topics, including photography for social media, human resource, plant related marketing, native plants, and more. In addition, the Solution Center will be the place to learn about up and coming plants for 2019 and the showcase for the best retail products from the show floor with the Retailers’ Choice Awards.

Solution Center mini-sessions are free to attendees and located on the show floor at the end of aisle 10000. The series begins at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21 and runs the course of the show with the final talk at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23. The talks are designed to give attendees an educational reprieve from the busy show floor.

The complete schedule, speakers, and topics for the Solution Center can be found online at https://farwestshow.com/ events/category/mini-session/

Complete details on events, daily schedules, speakers, and education for Farwest 2019 can be found at www.farwestshow. com. For questions, contact: Zen Landis, event and education manager at 503-582-2011 and zlandis@oan.org

The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), based in Wilsonville, represents nearly 800 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon’s ornamental horticulture industry is one of the state’s largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $947 million. Oregon’s nursery industry is a traded sector; nearly 80 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503-682-5089.

The Farwest Show, the largest green industry show in the West, is produced by the OAN, a trade organization that represents and serves the interests of the ornamental horticulture industry. Any revenue realized by the OAN is reinvested into the industry through education, research, marketing support and government relations. For more information about the 2019 Farwest Show, visit www.FarwestShow.com or call 503-682-5089.