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Mid-Valley Winter AgFest

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Polk County Historical Society proudly sponsors the first annual Mid-Valley Winter AgFest!

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This is an exciting time in Agriculture with the resurgence of the Family Farm and Saturday Markets, it is reminiscent of the family Truck Farms of the 1940’s. It is the perfect time to reconnect rural and urban life through an event that will both promote small farms and be fun and educational for kids. In February 2016 the Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest will do just that.

The Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest will give Saturday Market Vendors and Small Farms a place to sell food and hand-crafted products in winter, to reconnect with their summer customers. The show is early enough in the season for folks to purchase their early stock, diversify existing stock, place orders and make connections with local vendors for future purchases.

The Polk County Fairgrounds will be open to 4-H, F.F.A. and other interested youth organizations to host self-directed events relevant to them and promote fundraising activities.

There will be a number of fun and educational events throughout the weekend geared to introduce rural and urban children to the joys of farm life.

Sponser and vendor inquiries are encouraged. Space is limited so be sure and get in on the ground floor of this exciting Polk County Event!

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Seminar Schedule:

Saturday 2/27 Museum Stafrin Room

10:30 am John Burt of Farmers Ending Hunger:
“Farm to Food Bank Partnering to Solve Things”

11:00 am Dr. Sherri Noxel, Director of OSU’s Austin Family Business Program,
Brought to you be SEDCOR:
“Planning for a Productive Family Farm Transfer”

12:00 pm Stephanie Wood:
“Native American Natural Harvesting”

2:00 pm Tiah Edmundson-Morton of OSU Hops & Beer History Archive
And Makaela Kroin of UO Folk Life Network:
“History and Hop Lore in the Mid-Willamette Valley”

3:00 pm Amy Garrett of OSU Extension Small Farms Program:
“Farming Without Irrigation”

Saturday 2/27 Fairgrounds Main Building

11:00 am Gretchen Anderson, Noted Idaho Author:
“Secrets of the Lazy Urban Chicken Keeper”

1:00 pm Dr. Ryan Scholz DVM
District Veterinarian for Western Oregon:
“Avian Influenza”

2:00 pm Domenica Protheroe of MI Chicken Revolution:
“Tips for the Winter Chicken Coop”

Sunday 2/28 Museum Stafrin Room


2:00 pm Dr. Robert Faust of Bio-Ag:
“Restoring Soil Health”

Sunday 2/28 Main Building Seminar Area

1:00 pm Gretchen Anderson,
Noted Idaho Author:
“Other Tips on Raising a Flock from Chick to Hen”


February 27, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Polk County Fairgrounds
520 S Pacific Hwy (99W)
Rickreall, 97371
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