Our FireFly staff enjoyed the new format of the summer TPI show in Portland last week. It was an excellent opportunity to network and talk to people one-on-one about the FireFly harvester and our company in general. In this more relaxed setting, we were able to make new friends and get to know people on a more personal level, whether they are current customers or not.
It was fascinating to visit different seed-related companies and learn what they are doing to help the turf industry. We were impressed by the beautiful Portland area– wasn’t the view at Willamette Valley Vineyards spectacular?–and the quality of farming and seed production operations.
A highlight was being able to see two excellent sod operations: JB Instant Lawn and Oregon Turf & Tree. Although it wasn’t turf related, a part of the tour that seemed to be a favorite was learning more about the Northwestern Oregon hazelnut production at JB Instant Lawn. At all the farm visits, it was interesting to see the machinery they use in their normally wet climate (except in this year’s drought).
And we even got to watch a parade. Thank you, TPI, for an enjoyable and productive show!
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