POLK COUNTY — Reservations are being accepted for the Polk County Livestock Association’s annual meeting and dinner, scheduled Jan. 24 at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall.

RSVP is requested by Thursday for the gathering, which takes place in the Arts and Craft Building at the fairgrounds. The event, open to the public, begins Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. with a social time, followed at 6:15 p.m. by dinner. Cost is $10 per person.

The annual meeting will feature Doug Hoffman, CEO of Wilco, who will give a presentation about his work with farmers in rural villages in Kenya and other countries, as well as a business meeting that will consist of officer and board elections and voting on revised bylaws.

The Polk County Livestock Association (PCLA) welcomes new members. The association sponsors educational seminars and workshops; the breed award at the Polk County Fair for each species; and the Market Program, a committee within the PCLA that does the weigh-ins and hosts the Youth Market Auction at the fair.

Members are welcome to attend any of PCLA’s quarterly meetings and the annual meeting. The market committee also holds meetings throughout the year to plan for the auction.

Yearly membership in the PCLA is $20.

To RSVP for the annual meeting dinner or for membership information: Pat Letsch, secretary, Polk County Livestock Association, 503-507-9017.

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