What is Innovate Yamhill?
The Innovate Yamhill initiative brings our school, community and businesses together to learn the skills and mindsets of innovation that are needed to drive economic growth in our region. Here are some things we’re doing:
Connecting people to possibilities.
Agriculture and viticulture is at the heart of our Yamhill economy. But new digital technologies is shaping these sectors as never before, allowing us to be smarter, faster in order to reduce costs and improve yields. A whole new field called Ag Tech is emerging. We need to prepare our future farmers to be at the forefront of these advances.
Our manufacturing sector employs more people than any other sector. But new production technologies and a new field called Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every aspect of manufacturing. To continue to grow and keep ourselves at the cutting edge of new markets, Yamhill needs employees that are empowered with the skills and mindsets of innovation.
In an innovation economy, the creative sector is emerging as a critical component to fuel long-term economic growth. The creative sector brings together designers, coders and makers to continually develop new solutions that drive business opportunities. Yamhill, with it’s long history as innovators, is developing new potential everyday.
Local businesses impacting big change.
Offering expertise and mentorship to help solve our complex problems.
Challenging young minds to discover tomorrow's solutions.
Learning to see ourselves as creative innovators, beyond the limits of the classroom.
Improving the way we teach, communicate, learn.
Providing the tools for students to unlock their potential as creative problem solvers and innovators.
We are everyday people... Like you and I.
Supporting our students and community, developing ideas, and enacting change.
It all began with a crazy idea. What if we transformed a 10,000 square foot ag shop at Dayton High School into a new space, a multidimensional makerspace built around an ideation lab. A place where all students felt a sense of belonging, regardless of their interests?...read more
The word, “agile”, is thrown around a lot these days. But what does it mean and why is it used so often? We all know the standard dictionary definition: “to be able to move quickly and easily”. But there is a new definition that is having a profound impact on our...read more
We all have seen the images: a phone of 100 years ago and a phone of today. A car of 100 years ago and a car of today. A classroom of 100 years ago and a classroom of today. Two of these sets of images have dramatically changed. One has not. The world is changing...read more
Rural Oregon Day is a celebration of small towns and rural communities everywhere in Oregon. It was held at the State Library in Salem on April 4th. It was an important day for people in our state, as people can learn about how rural communities are addressing issues...read more
Incredible video from a Dayton High School student asking the United States Congress to help bring Innovation Culture and Agile Learning into every classroom in the U.S. As small-town Dayton is building its i3 Center - Inspiration, Innovation & Invention - the...read more
On January 25th, Yamhill County Commissioner Stan Primozich arranged a countywide tour for a global, hi-tech manufacturing company, hosted by ChehalemVIA, Innovate Yamhill County, multiple school districts and businesses. The purpose was for to them to learn more...read more
Educators, students, businesses, government and community leaders
We are working together to create an inclusive innovation-based economy
We are committed to creating new opportunities for our communities