Register Now for Rural Living Field Day!

Rural Living Field Day is a fun event for rural landowners and this year the event is sponsored by West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Oregon Small Woodland Association.  Our partners include the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, the Oregon Forest Resource Institute, and Skyline Ridge Neighbors. The event features speakers addressing a wide variety of issues that face rural homeowners, farmers, and land managers every day.  Topics include wildlife, forests, pollinators, invasive weeds, orchards, riparian restoration, crops and soil health, and manure composting. 


Speakers include:

  • Tonia Lordy, Home Orchard Society
  • Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
  • Michael Ahr, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Chas McCoy, Scappoose Bay Watershed Council
  • Roslyn Gray, Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Chip Bubl, OSU Extension
  • Liz Ruther, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Dean Moberg, Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Megan Denton, Able Farms

The location of the event will give participants the opportunity to visit a stream riparian area, a woodland stand, an orchard, a working organic farm and barn.  Folks will participate in some hands-on demonstrations and will be able to ask the experts about specific concerns during the break-out sessions.  Whether you’re a seasoned landowner or just starting your own farm, this is the event for you!

Rural Living Field Day is also a great time for landowners to meet each other and share concerns and ideas about their properties and operations, and make valuable professional and personal contacts.

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