Small Acreage Expo 2015
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The 10th Annual Small Acreage Expo is a fun, valuable, and informative event which offers participants a choice of different classes (see choices below, coming soon) on topics small acreage residents want to know about. Learn about important topics that will help you manage your land, get to know local resources, meet other small acreage landowners and have a great time at the 78th Street Heritage Farm!
An open house during the lunch hour will allow participants to meet and learn more about local agencies that serve the public as well as ask questions to local vendors participating in the event.
Sandwich lunch boxes will be included in with admission.
The Small Acreage Expo is co-sponsored by the WSU Clark County Extension and Clark County Environmental Services Clean Water Program.
View session topics below (coming soon), on the program or at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/smallacreageprogram
Session A (9am-10:15am):
A1 - Get the Lowdown on Lime
Gordon French, LJC Feeds
Want to green your pastures? Gordon will discuss timing, rates, and application methods for lime and fertilizers for pastures in our area. Then join him for a demonstration (weather permitting) of proper lime application!
Septic Inspection Certification
A3 - Drainage Solutions for Small Acreages
Seth Kenworthy, Drainage Masters
Got drainage problems? Seth will talk solutions. He'll cover how to use, install, and locate a french drain to manage runoff and reduce mud on your property. He will also highlight other tips and techniques to improve drainage around your home and outbuildings.
A4 - Are Weeds Ruling Your Paradise?
Ron Hendrickson, Clark County Vegetation Management
Learn to identify and control plants that don't belong in your pastures and may harm your animals. Ron will discuss how to win the fight against noxious, invasive, and poisonous plants. Then practice spotting weeds on a pasture walk at the Heritage Farm.
Session B (10:30am-11:45am):
B1 - Septic Inspection Certification
Brigette Bashaw, Clark County Public Health
Learn how to correctly inspect your home septic system to keep your investment working properly. At the conclusion of this presentation, take the Public Health Operations & Management test to become certified to do your own septic inspections (gravity fed only).
Session C (12:45pm-2:00pm):
Session D (2:15pm-3:30):
D3 - Tractor Safety 101
Blair Wolfley - 78th St. Heritage Farm Manager
Ever found yourself in a pickle with your tractor? Mistakes with tractors can be costly to you, your equipment and your land. Learn about safety practices that can help you avoid costly mistakes so you can get your work done efficiently and tell about it over dinner.
WSU Extension events are open to all without discrimination. If you require additional assistance, please contact us at least 10 days prior to the event.
78th Street Heritage Farm (View)
1919 NE 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|