Providing Natural Resource Leadership Since 1952

The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is led by a locally elected board of directors whose responsibility is to plan and oversee the delivery of services and programs that help conserve and protect water and soil resources, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources in Yamhill County.  The District is a unit of local government, and implements its programs and services in partnership with volunteers, non-profits, state and federal agencies, school districts and universities, watershed councils, landowners, and many others. 

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Schmeiser VD-48PW Seed Drill For Rent

Drill Specifications

  • Width
    • Total Frame: 48”
    • Seed Swath: 36”-42”
  • Dry Weight: 1754lbs
  • 6 seed cups, opener spacing 7 ¾”
  • 8 bushel seed box capacity

Rental Information

  • $300/Day or weekly rate available upon request
  • We will drop off/pick up as well

FREE Agriculture & Commercial Pesticide Collection Event

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Polk Co. Fairgrounds
520 S. Pacific Hwy W., Rickreall, OR

Do you need to dispose of old pesticides?

  • Cost is FREE!
  • This collection event is for landowners, farmers, and other commercial and institutional pesticide users in

Join us for a race through Miller Woods!

2021 Miller Woods 10k Trail Race

Saturday, October 9, 2021 in McMinnville, OR at Miller Woods Conservation Area
Registration Fee: $45 with T-shirt
Free parking; carpooling is encouraged!

Fender’s Blue Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Fender’s Blue Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Once Thought Extinct, an Oregon Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Service Proposes Downlisting Fender’s Blue Butterfly from Endangered to Threatened

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal to reclassify Fender’s blue butterfly from endangered to threatened under the …

Biocontrol for the Farm

Biocontrol for the Farm

Join Polk SWCD and OSU Extension for a three part series on Biocontrol for the Farm

What: Three themed talks on how you can manage insects, weeds, and other pests while increasing beneficial habitat on your property. Developed for farms …