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Succession Planning Workshop Series

$50 Per Family

January 17th, 2017 & February 28th, 2017

Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. By creating a succession plan, …

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Sign-Up Deadline is Approaching

Oregon NRCS has officially announced the deadline to sign up for EQIP cost-share.

The deadline to sign up is November 18. See EQIP 2017 Focus Area Map for program eligibility

We have 5 cost-share fund pools in the county …

Free Herbaceous Plant Propagation Workshop October 11, 2016

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Place: City of Independence Event Center
555 South Main St., Independence

The Yamhill, Polk and Marion Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Luckiamute Watershed Council are partnering to bring a great workshop presented by …

Native Plant Society of Oregon Offers Free Lectures

The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is offering three lectures in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Public Library. The lectures begin at 7:00 pm with a social hour at 6:45 pm.

·September 24 – Aphids …

Fun & Informative Native Plant Walks August 27 and 29, 2016

Jeanie Taylor, owner of Taylor Gardens NW and long-time volunteer at Miller Woods, will be leading two fun native plant walks this month.

Saturday, August 27 from 11:30 am – 1 pm the group will look at ornamentals at Winter’s …

Yamhill and Polk Oak Restoration Garners National Attention

Oak restoration in Yamhill and Polk counties is gaining national attention as a model for success under USDA’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

RCPP is a highly-competitive partnership program administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The …

OSU Extension Small Farm School Coming September 15

OSU and Clackamas SWCD will be hosting the popular Small Farm School on September 15from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Workshops will be held at the Oregon City Campus of Clackamas Community College, Moomaw Family Farm in Oregon …

Time to Tanglebox! 2016

Great Family Fun For All Ages!

2016 season is from June 18 – September 18

What is Tangleboxing? It is an outdoor summertime treasure hunt! Follow the clues, find the boxes, record your discoveries and compete for prizes – gather …

District Conservation Planner Visits Joan Austin Elementary School

Marie Vicksta, district Conservation Planner, was invited to Joan Austin Elementary School in Newberg to talk about Soil Health and Erosion. Marie took advantage of the opportunity to share how everything the students came in contact with that morning came …

June 20-26, 2016 is National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week has been designated by the U.S Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

“Pollinators bring …

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