Commercial Ag Needs Assessment Meetings

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The Polk Soil and Water Conservation District and Oregon State Extension Service will be hosting meetings to discuss and gather input to identify and help prioritize the needs of commercial agriculture operations in relation to soil and water conservation. Please feel free to attend the meeting that works best for you!
We will be holding meetings the following Tuesdays:

Jan. 13 at Polk SWCD Office: 580 Main Street Suite A, Dallas OR: 7:30 – 9am.
Jan. 20 at Falls City Com. Center: 320 N. Main Street, Falls City, OR: 11:30am – 1pm.
Feb. 10 at OSU Extension Office: 289 E Ellendale, Suite 301, Dallas OR: 7:30 – 9am.
A light breakfast or lunch will be provided courtesy of the Polk SWCD and OSU Extension.
We would like to gather input on the following three questions:
1. What farming practices are you currently using or could use that maintains or improves soil and water health?
2 . What barriers and/or challenges exist that limit your use of these practices?
3. What applied research, technical assistance, education events and financial assistance could be provided to remove these barriers and/or increase the potential of using these practices?
Please RSVP to Karin Nembach by phone: (503) 623-9680 x 110 or
email: on your ability to attend.

Winter Newsletter is here!!!

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Polk SWCD Open House Dec. 10th from Noon-2pm

LogoCompact 550x204 Polk SWCD Open House Dec. 10th from Noon 2pmPlease join us at our office (580 Main Street, Suite A, Dallas) for an open house event to meet the SWCD staff and learn about our work.  Food and drinks will be provided so come on down and join us!!!  Hope to see you there.

FSA Crop Reporting Deadline is DECEBMBER 15th

 FSA Crop Reporting Deadline is DECEBMBER 15thFSA Crop reporting deadline is Dec. 15th, 2014 for the following crops:

  • Fall wheat
  • Oats and other fall-seeded small grains
  • Perennial forage (hay & pasture)
  • Fall alfalfa.


Please Call Bev Schmidt at 503-399-5741 x 2 to set a crop reporting appointment for

December 2nd or 3rd in the Polk USDA Service Center: 580 Main Street Suite A, Dallas, OR.

You MUST call ahead so your files will be available!