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May 2018

Hazelnut Erosion Prevention Field Day

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christensen Farms, 17215 SW Christensen Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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Join us for a FREE Field Day Nik Wiman, Oregon State University Hazelnut Agent, field staff, and partners will present results of field trials of cover crop mixes for use on orchard floors. Triticale, vetch, phacelia, white clover, subterranean clover, and creeping red fescue were used in the trials. Marie Vicksta of Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will be presenting information about its new mulching program. Mulching helps protect the orchard floor from erosion. Straw blower equipment will be demonstrated. No till drill rental program will also be discussed. No…

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Budget Committee Meeting

May 23 @ 6:30 pm
USDA Service Center, 2200 SW 2nd Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
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A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, Yamhill County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, will be held at the USDA Service Center, 2200 SW 2nd Street, McMinnville, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 6:30 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This…

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June 2018

Budget Hearing

June 13 @ 9:00 am
Miller Woods Conference Room, 15580 Orchard View Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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 CLICK FOR DETAILS:  LB1/Notice of Hearing BUDGET DETAIL SHEETS BUDGET MESSAGE

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Beneficial Insect Field Day

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
O’Loughlin Farms, 12125 SE Burns Road
McMinnville, OR 97128
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FREE!

Registration for this event is now closed because we have reached the maximum number of participants. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. Join us for an informative day with presentations by OSU Extension Agency and Xerces Society. The focus will be on creating habitat for and identification of beneficial insects. Following lunch, there will be ample time for learning to scout for insects and identification assistance. This Field Tour is offered at no‐charge and includes water and morning refreshments. Please bring the following items…

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August 2018

August Board Meeting – Date Change!

August 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Miller Woods Conference Room, 15580 Orchard View Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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Typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, the board changed August’s meeting to the 3rd Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 7:30 AM Miller Woods, 15580 Orchard View Rd. NW McMinnville OR  987128 August 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

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October 2018

Permaculture Tour: Developing a Landscape that Promotes Natural Water Infiltration

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$20.00

Join us for a farm tour at Tabula Rasa Farms where owner Brenda Smola-Foti has been working with Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems to use permaculture design in order to slow down water flow and encourage infiltration. Water on Brenda’s property is abundant in the winter and scarce in the summer, so increasing natural infiltration and limiting erosion were her two major goals. You will see examples of Hugel beds, check dams, rain water capture, and bioengineering. Zach Weiss is a protégé of revolutionary Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer and is…

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Run the Woods – Miller Woods 10k Trail Race

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Race starts: 9:30 AM Awards: 11:00 AM Chip timing provided by Eclectic Edge Events,LLC Cost: $35 per racer on or before August 31 After August 31, registration increases to $40 through close of on-line registration on October 11 Entry Fee includes t-shirt and one raffle ticket Register by September 1 to guarantee your t-shirt size Race Day Registration will be available for $45 plus a $5 parking pass if applicable $5 parking pass (Limit of 60 passes, no passes will…

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Septic and Well Management Class

October 23

Presented By CHRISSY LUCAS, OSU Extension Service Small Farms/Ground Water Quality Outreach Program Coordinator Two Locations ‐ Same Date ‐ Registration is not required Tuesday, October 23 1 ‐ 3 PM West Valley Community Campus 266 SE Washington St Willamina, Oregon 97396 6 ‐ 8 PM Chemeketa Community College McMinnville Campus 288 NE Norton Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128 Classes will focus on basics for rural well water and septic maintenance. FREE Nitrate Screening: If you would like your water tested, bring a clean…

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November 2018

2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128
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Be sure and mark your calendar for the District’s 65th Annual Dinner on Wednesday, November 7  from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the McMinnville Community Center. The evening will begin with a social hour and silent auction followed by a delicious dinner buffet of fresh, local cuisine prepared by The Rogue Gourmet Catering Company.  Buffet style meal provides options for dietary restricted selections. $20 Per Person with Paid Reservations $25 at the Door RSVP by Oct 31 Dr. Philip Mote, Director Special Guest…

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December 2018

Local Work Group meeting for Yamhill County

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miller Woods Conference Room, 15580 Orchard View Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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Local Land Owners, Farmers, Ranchers  Purpose: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) & Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District (District) are hosting their Annual Local Work Group Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 and would like your input. The meeting is held as an opportunity  to gather input from local farmers, ranchers, land owners, state and federal agencies, agriculture and conservation organizations. This information is then used to help determine natural resource priorities and opportunities for collaborative investments for conservation funding in Yamhill County.…

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