Public Meeting Notice

indexThe Polk SWCD is having its Annual Long Range Work Planning session from 5-7 pm Feb. 9th at Polk County Extension: 289 E Ellendale Ave Suite 301, Dallas.

The Polk SWCD will also be having its monthly board meeting on Wed. Feb. 10th from 6-8pm at the USDA Service Center: 580 Main Street Suite A, Dallas.

The Polk Soil & Water Conservation District complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  If special accommodations are needed to attend this meeting, please contact or call 503-623-9680  x 5.

Friends of Family Farms: INFARMATION Series

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Winter Farming Series offered by the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program

Are you interested in exploring whether winter production would be a good addition to your farm business? There are several crops that can be harvested during the winter months in Oregon. This class series will cover the basics of winter production including season extension tips and tools, planting dates and varietal selection that you will need to get started in winter production. We’ll also walk you through the process of keeping records to track production costs and analyzing whether winter production can be a profitable enterprise for your farm.
You’ll have a chance to visit with farmers that are experienced with winter production to get perspectives from the field. Our goal is to support you with testing out winter production on your farm to determine whether it is a feasible enterprise for your operation. Classes are spread out over a whole year and timed so that you can apply what you learn for your winter plantings in 2016.
Class Schedule

  • Winter Farming Tour – January 20, 2016 from 9 – 4 pm
  • Winter Crop Planning and Marketing – February 10, 2016 from 6 – 8:30 pm
  • Winter Vegetable Field Day and Season Extension Structures – March 9, 2016 from 1 – 5:30 pm
  • Recordkeeping for Profitability Analysis – July 6, 2016 from 6 – 8:30 pm
  • Winter Farm Enterprise Profitability Analysis – January 25, 2017 from 6-8:30 pm

Registration fee is $120 for 5 sessions.
To view a detailed agenda or to register visit ourwebsite
Classes will meet at the Polk County Extension Office (289 E Ellendale Ave Suite 301, Dallas, OR 97338) or at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (15210 NE Miley Road Aurora, OR 97002)
Contact Amy Garrett to determine if this class is right for you or call 541-766-3556.

Winter Farming Series offered by the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program

2016 Conservation Movie Series by Yamhill SWCD

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Moonlight Theater at 3rd Street Pizza

  Downtown McMinnville – FREE ADMISSION


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GROW! -Feb. 9th
It’s not just ‘Old MacDonald’ on the farm anymore. All across the U.S. there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. Fed up with corporate America an d its influence on a broken food system, they aim to solve some of the current system’s inequities by growing clean, fair food.



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Veterans Farm, founded by Sgt. Adam Burke, is a place of emotional solace and job training in organic blueberry production for vets like himself. Adam is just one of the inspiring veterans featured in Ground Operations which follows a cast of combat men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They share their experiences at war, their return to civilian life and why they turned to agriculture as their next mission. In a world full of problems, Ground Operations is a story about solutions.

January 7th, 2016 – Save the Date for our Water Rights Workshop!

Picture5 Picture1Did you have your irrigation water shut off this summer?
Do you have questions regarding your water rights?

Please join the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Water Resources Department, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to discuss how and why users received shut off notices this past summer, and to begin a discussion about irrigation efficiency opportunities in Polk County.

Guest Speaker: District 16 Water Master Joel Plahn

Where: OSU Extension Office: 289 E Ellendale, Suite 301 Dallas, OR
When: 3-5 PM Thursday January 7, 2016

Please RSVP by January 4th, 2016 to
or call 503-623-9680 x 103

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