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Saturday, Jul 23rd 2016

Polk County Fair Beautification Day
The Polk County Ford Institute Leadership Cohort, in conjunction with the Polk County Fairgrounds Board, invite you to join us on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 for the “Polk County Fairgrounds Beautification Day.”  All Polk County residents and families are invited to volunteer from 9:00am to 1:00pm to complete projects around the Fairgrounds.  Projects will include repairing, repainting and building sheep and goat panels, constructing and painting small animal trays, and other projects to prepare for the 2016 Polk County Fair and other events.   All ages and skill levels are needed, so bring the family!  The day will conclude with a celebration of everyone’s efforts.    Visit our website at for information, to register to volunteer, or to provide a tax-deductible cash donation.  All donations collected will be used for supplies needed on July 23.    For additional information, contact Karin Stutzman at or 503.623.9680 x110.  The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with the mission of creating successful citizens and vital rural communities.  Since its start in 1957, one of the main purposes of the Foundation is to provide leadership training and grants that benefit communities in rural Oregon.  For more information about the Foundation,

Monday, Aug 22nd 2016

Biochar 2016
The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016. The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event. For more information, or to register for the event, please see Student, Non-profit, and one-day rates are available. Early bird registration closes on July 15th!

Saturday, Apr 22nd 2017

Earth Day Hoo Haa

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