November Board Meeting is NOVEMBER 5th, 2014

 November Board Meeting is NOVEMBER 5th, 2014Due to a scheduling conflict with the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts Conference, the Polk SWCD will be holding its November Board meeting one week early on Nov. 5th, 2014 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held at 580 Main Street, Suite A, Dallas OR 97338.  Please call 503-623-9680 for more information.

11-05-14 Board Meeting Agenda

FREE Pesticide and Container Collection Event

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It will be held at the Wilco Agronomy Center in Whiteson 1400 S HWY 99W McMinnville, OR 97128

Download the Registration Form!
Printed copies are available at:

Yamhill SWCD: 2200 SW 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Polk SWCD: 580 Main St. Ste A, Dallas, OR 97338

Submit Registration Forms to:
Greater Yamhill Watershed Council, PO Box 1517, McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 474-1047

You can recycle clean, dirt and residue free, triple-rinsed plastic containers for FREE! For triple-rinse procedures, see the Ag Container Recycling Council (ARC) website at and select the link for Container Rinsing.  All size containers up to 55-gallon capacity plastic drums can be accepted. Containers need to be made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) and be embossed with recycling symbol.

For Questions and Technical Assistance Contact: Nicole Anderson at OSU Extension at (503) 553-9922 or email Nicole will provide confidential answers to questions and assess whether degraded chemical storage containers can be safely transported.

Help stop the spread of invasive species in Oregon

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Think you’ve found an invader?  Report it here:


Have you seen something suspicious in your backyard or neighborhood? Are you having trouble identifying something you’ve found? Report potential invasive species you’ve found to the Online Hotline. Your submission will provide vital early detection information to the experts working to stop the next invasion before it starts.

There are three easy steps you can take to get involved:

Learn – Familiarize yourself with the potential invasive species in the areas where you live or visit frequently. Get started with the Silent Invasion Quick Guide or the GardenSmart Oregon booklet.

Look – Wherever you are – hiking in the forest, on a fishing trip or digging in your garden – keep your eye out for unusual animals or plants that you have never seen before and be prepared to take a picture and document your find.

Report – Use the Online Hotline to report your find.

If you spot a potential invasive species in Oregon, use our online form to report it. Or call our toll-free number 1-866-INVADER.

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 –

Dairy Meeting Flyer 2014

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.