Drought Preparedness: Exploring More Efficient and Effective Irrigation Technology

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Chemeketa Community College, 288 Norton Ln. McMinnville


November 3rd, 2015 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free; Includes lunch sponsored by Ernst Irrigation and Crop Production Services
*RSVP Required by Oct. 27th* Please contact OSU Extension at (503) 434-7517 to RSVP

See flyer and agenda for more info!

Willamette Valley Fish Passage and Habitat Workshop

fishA free one-day workshop and tour near Salem on October 29, 2015. This workshop and tour are aimed at forest landowners and will highlight best practices to restore and enhance fish habitat in forested streams. The workshop will provide technical assistance, tools and resources to guide the fish habitat and passage process for landowners. Half of the day will be spent in the classroom and the afternoon will be spent visiting recent fish habitat and passage projects in the field.

The Willamette Valley Fish Passage and Habitat Workshop will take place on Oct. 29 in Salem at the Chemeketa-Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW. Registration is available here.

Project Partners:

  • Associated Oregon Loggers
  • Hancock Forest Management
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Forest Industries Council
  • Oregon Forest Resources Institute
  • Oregon Small Woodland Association
  • Oregon State University
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

OWEB Small Grant Info

Picture1Land Management Problems?

Do you own or manage a small farm, woodland, or wildlife acreage in Benton, Polk, or Yamhill County that needs improved land management practices? An OWEB Small Grant might just be what you’re looking for.

OWEB small grants award up to $10,000 for on-the-ground projects that work to improve the productivity and efficiency of grazing systems, animal waste management, erosion control, forest management practices, irrigation, streamside vegetation, rainwater collection, instream fish & wildlife habitat, culvert replacement, plant or animal pest management, noxious weed control and more…

Urban living solutions also available: Storm water runoff collection systems, Flood storage, Improved surface drainage & Pest management. On the web at: OWEB small grants.

Offered Quarterly beginning:     11/01/2015         01/31/2016          05/01/2016

Small Grant Team Contact: Marc Bell      marc.bell@polkswcd.com     503-623-9680 x 5

Sponsored by:   The Polk Soil & Water Conservation District,  Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, Benton SWCD, Yamhill SWCD,Luckiamute Watershed Council, Greater Yamhill WC, Glen-Gibson and Rickreall WC’s

Small Equipment Field Day

September 22, 2015
Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (Corner of 35th and Western)
844 SW 35th St, Corvallis
12 – 6 pm

Finding the right tools and equipment can be challenging for small farmers. Having the right or wrong equipment can greatly effect efficiency of operations and make a significant impact on farm profitability.

OSU Extension Small Farms Program is hosting a small-scale equipment field day at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. Multiple tool-makers and suppliers will bring equipment and tools for farmers to try out, see in action, and ask questions. Classes and demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

Bring your hoes, pruners and other hand tools in for sharpening! Michael’s Mobile Sharpening Service will be present to sharpen your edges ($4 – $12 per tool)!

Stick around for the Equipment Showcase and Panel Discussion at 4:45pm! Farmer Panel will start off by sharing some of their own equipment innovations and/or favorite tools and then open the floor for you to share yours. Allen Dong (I Tech Designs) will be sharing his solar food dryer design; Josh Volk (Slow Hand Farm) will share his hand carts; and Jeremy Mueller (Excelsior Farm and Johnny’s Tools) will share his flame weeder. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring in tools, pictures and stories of their own equipment innovations as well as your challenges and ideas for equipment that would help improve the efficiency of your farm operation. OSU Engineering students will be attending and listening to your ideas to inspire their senior projects.



For more info contact Chrissy Lucas, Education Program Assistant , 541-766-3556


Want to know about Slugs?

slugHere is a great opportunity to talk to an expert!!

Dr. John Tooker (Penn State Univ)

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015

3-4 PM

4000 ALS (Ag and Life Science building) at

Oregon State University.

Contact: sujaya@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9038 for more info

Slug Seminar September 9