2024 Farwest Show keynote speaker announced

Jun 25, 2024
2024 Farwest Show announces keynote speaker

The Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Farwest Show announced that motivational speaker and improv comedian James Robilotta will be the keynote speaker for the 2024 Farwest Show.

The nationally known leadership author, motivational speaker, emcee and trained improv comedian is giving the show’s keynote address, “Do You Even Know Me? How Curiosity Creates Community in the Workplace.” The keynote is free to all registered Farwest participants.

“We’re thrilled to host James at Farwest,” said Jamie Moore, events and education coordinator for the Oregon Association of Nurseries, which produces the Farwest Show. “He’s going to share key insights on adopting a mindset of curiosity. We all can benefit by asking better questions of others, and changing how we listen to people so we understand their stories and insights. The nursery industry is built on connections, and so is Farwest. This keynote will really set the tone for a productive show that offers lasting take-home value and impact.”

“This year, we’ve put together a fun show where green industry professionals can connect, grow and thrive with others just like them,” said Allan Niemi, show director. “Connections drive our industry. At Farwest, folks can meet fellow nursery and greenhouse growers, lawn and garden center retailers, landscaping professionals and designers, plant breeders, suppliers, service providers, students, researchers, managers, leaders and others with industry ties.”