Every year OSU Extension, in partnership with Wasco Co. SWCD, holds a spring crop tour is held that caravans around different parts of the county. Participants get a chance to visit with other farmers, discuss crops and issues, see new technologies in action, learn about emerging pest and diseases, and hear about new and ongoing research from Oregon State University researchers. The public is welcomed!
Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Holidays
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) prohibits discrimination against its employees, partners, and participants for services and employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation. WCSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District
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Crop Tours
Conservation Farms
Wasco County farmers are very conservation minded. They understand the conservation they practice today ensures that their farm will continue to be viable and productive for future generations. To recognize their achievements, the conservation district selects farmers who they feel epitomizes the conservation message. Not only from the practices implemented on their land but their personal philosophies as well.
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The staff is dedicated to helping the agricultural community achieve their conservation goals through resource planning, technical assistance, and access to timely and relevant information.
Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
Fax: 541-296-7868
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National Soil and Water Stewardship Week
In 1955, the National Association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.

One definition of Stewardship is "the individual's responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others." E. William Anderson suggests stewardship "is essentially a synonym for conservation."

Stewardship Week helps to remind us all of the power each person has to conserve natural resources and improve the world. When everyone works together with their local conservation district, that power continuously grows. We have seen these good deeds multiply across the nation's network of conservation districts and the results are spectacular!

When the land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land—when both end up better by reason of their partnership—then we have conservation. - Aldo Leopold
Read more here at the National Association of Conservation District's website
Celebrating Stewardship Week in Wasco County
Each year Wasco Co. SWCD makes stewardship materials available to local schools and homeschoolers obtained from NACD. The District also runs a poster contest in conjunction with Stewardship Week that features the current year's Stewardship theme.

This year's Stewardship theme was: We All Need Trees.

If you are an educator in Wasco County and would like more information, please contact Karen Lamson at 541-296-6178 ext 121 or email her at karen.lamson@or.nacdnet.net.
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