Oregon Farmers:

A new study led by Oregon State University researchers is interested in learning about Oregonian small farmers' experiences with weather-related challenges and the social networks they rely on for information and support. If you are a small farm manager or owner in the state of Oregon, please consider taking 15 minutes to share your experiences via the online survey here: 
The information you provide will help organizations such as OSU Extension to understand what challenges small farmers in different areas of the state are dealing with and how to better disseminate information and resources to support small farmers. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Parks at parksmel@oregonstate.edu



Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will have six Board of Director positions open for election this fall. The positions open include:


Zone 1 representing the Northwest corner of Wheeler County

Zone 2 representing the Northeast corner of Wheeler County
Zone 3 representing the Southeast corner of Wheeler County

Zone 4 representing the Southwest corner of Wheeler County

Zone 5 representing a central area along the west side of Wheeler County (between zones 1 and 4)
At-Large 1 representing the entire county


Zone requirements and terms of office as specified in ORS 568.560, as follows:

“Zone directors must own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the District, be involved in the active management of that property, reside within the boundaries of the District, and be a registered voter.”


To qualify for an at-large position, a person must reside in Wheeler County and be a registered voter. No land ownership or management requirements are needed for an at-large position, which is also governed by ORS 568.560.


For more information or to request a candidate packet, please contact the District office

541.468.2990 // administration@wheelerswcd.org


The Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political subdivision of Oregon state government, but it is not a state agency. This special district is considered a municipal corporation, a form of local government that is required to follow many of the same laws that govern state agencies. The Wheeler SWCD is led by a locally elected board of directors who voluntarily serve. The district's charge is to help conserve the land, water, plants, and wildlife resources in Wheeler County, Oregon. The Wheeler SWCD directors are joined by associate directors and staff to carry out the district activities.

Much of the district's work involves matching governmental assistance with local conservation needs and encouraging land managers to use conservation practices. As a resident of Wheeler County or the surrounding area, you have the opportunity to participate in the Wheeler SWCD and take advantage of the many services we offer.


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