Board of Directors Election: Write-In Candidates

vote 150x150 Board of Directors Election: Write In Candidates Polk SWCD’s Board of Directors has two zones open for write-in candidates in the November General Election. Open positions include Zone 4 (2 years) and  Zone 5 (4 years).  Go to our Board of Director Page for more information regarding zones.

Individuals may file a Declaration of Intent and Request for Write-In Votes to be Tallied form with ODA to have write-in votes cast in their behalf tallied. Candidates must file this form no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2014.  The county clerk will not count any write-in votes cast for any person for that position if there are no names on the ballot, and if there are no Declaration of Intent and Request for Write-In Votes to be Tallied forms filed.

Please contact Oregon Dept. of Agriculture if the write-in option is being considered.

This form may be obtained at thePolk Soil and Water Conservation District office or here: Write-in Declaration of Intent.

2014 Farm Bill Margin Protection Program – Dairy

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2014 Farm Bill Margin Protection Program – Dairy
Available through USDA/Farm Service Agency
10:30 am Friday, October 24, 2014
Suite 130, USDA Conference Room
650 Hawthorne Ave SE – Salem, OR

Topics covered will include:

  • Description of MPP-Dairy
  • Registration and enrollment dates
  • Review of MPP decision tool and application process
  • Question & Answer session

This workshop is free and open to the public.
Registration/Coverage Election Period for 2014 and/or 2015 MPP-Dairy ends November 28, 2014!
Can’t attend the meeting? Please contact us and we’d be happy to send you information and/or schedule an appointment for the MPP-Dairy program!

For more information, please contact: Marion/Polk County Farm Service Agency
650 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 130 – Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-399-5741×2 –

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Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting
should contact Marion/Polk FSA at 503-399-5741×2, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, and by Monday, October 20, 2014.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Salem Farm Service Agency Temporary Program Tech Opening

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The USDA Farm Service Agency in Salem, Oregon, serving Marion and Polk counties, is currently accepting applications for a full time, temporary, Program Technician. An agriculture background is preferred. Customer service skills, basic clerical and basic computer skills are required.


Applications and materials are available October 14 through October 27, 2014 at USDA/Farm Service Agency, 650 Hawthorne Ave SE, Suite 130, Salem, OR 97301 or from

For additional information, call 503-399-5741, ext. 2.
Marion-Polk County FSA Office
650 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Suite 130
Salem, OR 97301-5894
Ph. 503-399-5741, ext. 2
Fax 877-885-8382
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users)

Agroforestry Workshop


cropped header Agroforestry WorkshopOctober 21 & 22, Corvallis OR

Learn basic agroforestry concepts, practical applications and practice design considerations specific to the Pacific Northwest.  Landowners, crop consultants, conservation planners, students and anyone interested in agroforestry is welcome to attend.

Participants will:

  • Attend a general session on  commonly used agroforestry practices, opportunities for technical and financial support and relevant state regulations that may impact implementation.
  • Discuss design parameters, management considerations and environmental and economic impacts.
  • Visit a local agroforestry operation.
  • Interact with agroforestry practitioners and professionals.

For more information (and the registration form) visit or contact:

Teresa Matteson
541-753-7208 (w) 541-840-3616 (c)