I agree with Win,  a virtual business meeting would be good.  things are slow here in California - virtual classes are still scheduled into Fall of 2021.

Don Merhaut

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Lloyd I would attend in person if there was a tour but probably not if just the meeting I can attend online.  Here in KY 16 and above can get vaccines and we have enough doses to do it. Regional centers are walk-in. Crazy, huh, Kentucky! Win


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Hi Jim and all,

We’ve been debating of course with continued uncertainty regarding travel policies.


What we are thinking is still having Oregon as the location, since it was canceled last year.  It seems that Farwest will be hosting a hybrid conference this year.  I propose we do the same.


Farwest is August 18-20.  I can host a hybrid business meeting on Tuesday, Aug 17th. For people who travel, we can in person and we can zoom the meeting too for those who cannot attend in person.


I know OAN/FarWest is not doing tours.  But if we can get permission from my University, and growers,  I would be glad to organize a day of nursery tours, I’m picturing a couple of vans on Wed. 18th or Thurs. 19th.  Note the tour aspect is a big IF at this point.  Oregon is just slightly opening up from COVID restrictions now. For example, kids are going back to school very limited (couple hours a week) this week. Restaurants are now taking limited indoor eating, and Oregon State is teaching through zoom and has travel restrictions, with some exemptions. Ag workers have recently be approved for vaccines and signs are looking positive though.


Sound like a plan?


People can email me directly if they will likely be attending in person.






Lloyd L. Nackley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Nursery Production

Oregon State University | North Willamette Research & Extension Center

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