Online Plant Sale Ordering Closed

Our Native Plant Sale on-line ordering is now closed.

A big thank you to those who placed an order! It will be available for pick up at the Polk County Fair Grounds Building C on Friday, February 6th at your designated time.

If you did not have the chance to place an order, and are still interested in purchasing plants, come to our Overstock Sale!

Saturday, February 7th (9am to 4pm)

Polk County Fair Grounds: Building C

Polk County Livestock Association 2015 Annual Meeting

livestock-fourDate: Saturday January 24, 2015
Time: Social time begins at 5:30,

Dinner served at 6:15 PM
Place: Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building
*Please bring your favorite Pie or Cake for the Dessert Bar*

Dinner Cost: $10.00 per person
PCLA membership dues $20/family
Please pay at the registration desk
RSVP by January 15th: polkcolivestockassn@gmail.com, or call/text Pat at 503.507.9017

Featured speaker at the meeting will be Doug Hoffman, Wilco CEO and recently honored as Oregon Agri Business Council Agriculturist of the Year. Among other topics, Mr. Hoffman will make a presentation about his work with farmers in rural villages in Kenya, Mozambique as well as other countries.

The business meeting includes reports, revision of By-Laws, election of Vice President, Secretary and two Directors, and the award of the Livestock Family of the Year.

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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. 20 at Falls City Com. Center:CANCELLED

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: manager@polkswcd.com on your ability to attend.

Winter Newsletter is here!!!

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