GRAZING, SOILS & PASTURES VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Join Oregon Pasture Network and instructor, Woody Lane, for a three day, practical workshop on grazing, pastures, & soils.

You’ll learn:

  • How to set up a grazing system
  • How to evaluate your pasture
  • The 4 Critical Principles of good grazing
  • When to open the gate
  • When to move animals off a pasture
  • How to sample soils and use the soil test numbers
  • Which fertilizers to use and when to apply them
  • Which forages are best for different purposes
  • Repairing pastures after a wildfire

 

Date: Monday       10/26       6–8:30 pm

 Tuesday        10/27      6–8:30 pm

 Wednesday  10/28      6–8:30 pm

 

Advanced Registration Online Only! Find out more and REGISTER at https://oregonpasturenetwork.org/

 

Instructor: Woody Lane

Livestock nutritionist & forage specialist, Roseburg • Teaches popular forage and nutrition workshops around the U.S. • Ph.D. in livestock nutrition, Cornell University • Past President, Oregon Forage & Grassland Council • Consulting in Oregon since 1990 • woody@woodylane.com

 

 

ANNUAL NATIVE BULB AND SEED SALES NOW LIVE!

Benton and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District’s have gone virtual with their annual Native Bulb & Seed sales! 

 

Browse an assortment of native seeds and bulbs at the Benton SWCD Fall Bulb & Seed Sale! Click here to place your order by September 30th.

Visit Polk SWCD Bulb & Perennials Sale for more native options to enhance your garden! Click here to place your order.

 

2020 Board of Director Elections

November 3

Yamhill SWCD has Four Open Zone Positions:
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4 & Zone 5

LEARN MORE: Visit Oregon Department of Ag for Election Details, forms, and more.

Elections FAQZone Map

SILETZ TRIBAL CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION FUND AWARDS DISTRICT TWO GRANTS

The district wants to say a huge thank you to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. In February the district received a $6,000 grant award to help with the purchase of a fire trailer, hose, and gear to protect conservation acres managed by the district. In July the district received an additional $6,000 grant award to help with the purchase of an equipment trailer. Both of these grants help meet huge needs for the district. The fire trailer will provide a higher level of safety and liability protection to the resources that our staff, previous landowners, and partners have invested in. The fire trailer (pictured below) meets Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) specifications and can be deployed whenever work with an associated fire risk is being completed.

The equipment trailer will help the district facilitate property management activities more efficiently by increasing our ability to move district owned conservation equipment. Currently, the district relies on volunteers, contractors, and/or trailer rentals to move equipment. Being able to move equipment on demand will be a large time saver and give staff increased flexibility to implement work at appropriate times.

Thank You to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund!