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2017 Western Region Annual Meeting
IPPS WESTERN REGION 58TH ANNUAL MEETING
Join us October 17-20, 2017, in Wilsonville, Oregon for the 58th annual meeting of the IPPS Western Region. Wilsonville is located south of Portland, north of Salem, and just off of Interstate 5 in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Commercial nursery operations in the Willamette Valley range from small specialty growers to large producers, with container-grown and bare-root crops shipped to customers across the U.S. and Canada. Vineyards, fruit and nut orchards, berry farms, and hop-growing operations are also part of the the horticultural enterprises of the Willamette Valley.
The region offers a wide array of outdoor recreational opportunities, scenic drives, and public gardens. Plan to arrive early or stay after the IPPS meeting to enjoy some of the fall vacation opportunities in the Oregon wine country, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River Gorge.
The Holiday Inn in Wilsonville will be our host hotel and meeting venue. The hotel is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Portland and 30 minutes from Salem. A diversity of topics are planned for the educational sessions at the meeting, including presentations on ornamental crops, edible crops, and native plants, along with research posters and trade exhibits.
The pre-conference tour on Tuesday, October 17, is tentatively scheduled to include:
Carlton Plants (photos above)
The conference tours on Wednesday and Thursday, October 18 and 19, are tentatively scheduled to include:
Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas (photo above, left)
Microplant Nurseries (photo above, right)
Registration will be available in summer 2017. Please check back regulary as we will be adding more information on the annual meeting!