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Community Garden Survey Results

UW-Extension Barron County recently completed an extensive survey to determine the interest in creating a community garden in the City of Barron.  Here are some of the findings: We collected a total of 220 responses. The top reasons for people not wanting to participate in a community garden were not having enough time, already having […]

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2015 Wisconsin Field Day

Farm Field Day to feature discussions on aerial seeding of cover crops and drainage tile installation and stewardship. The Barron County UW-Extension Office, along with Reabe Spraying Service and Fall Line Capital will be presenting a Farm Field Day, Saturday June 20th, 10AM to Noon. Several topics important for Northwestern Wisconsin farmers will be presented during […]

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Fences in Agricultural Areas

Chapter 90 of the Wisconsin sets out rules regarding fences in agricultural areas.  The law prescribes when a fence is required, how responsibility for a fence is divided, what a legal fence is and how to resolve disputes between property owners.  As growth occurs in rural areas, residential and agricultural uses may come into conflict.  […]

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Important Avian Influenza Information

Bird Owners Encouraged to Take Steps to Protect Themselves and Their Flocks   Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in a Barron County flock.  The Center for Disease Control  considers the risk to people from these infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low.  No human illnesses from this […]

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“Go, Slow, Woah” in Action

Gina Grewe’s First Grade Class from Cumberland Elementary School practiced what they learned by making their own “Go, Slow, Whoa” Nutrition Traffic Light. Kathy Splett, Barron County UW-Extension, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Coordinator/Educator met with Cumberland’s First and Third Grades to educate them about eating healthy. Mrs. Grewe’s students took their learning to the […]

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Community Garden Survey – Win a Gift Card!

UW-Extension is conducting an online survey about community gardens.  The purpose of the survey is to determine whether a community garden in the City of Barron would be embraced and supported with interest.  Please take the survey whether you are a resident of Barron or not.  The survey will take less than 5 minutes to […]

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2015 Champ Camp and Fun Show

The Barron County 4-H Youth Horse Project will hold its 3rd Annual Champ Camp on June 26-27 at the Barron County Fairgrounds. The camp includes five sessions by professional clinicians, a night of camping, stalls for your horse(s), a “Champ Camp” t-shirt, lunch on Saturday and a dance and campfire on Friday night!  All active […]

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“Because of UW-Extension” Social Media Campaign

Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 proposed Wisconsin budget includes a $150 million base cut to the University of Wisconsin System. This severe and abrupt cut represents an approximate 13 percent reduction to the State of Wisconsin’s General Purpose Revenue (GPR) support for the UW System. Because UW-Extension is part of the UW System, this cut will […]

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Who’s Plate? My Plate!

With a New Year just under way, many people are focused on losing weight. Unfortunately, some of the ways people try to lose weight are not healthy. People tend to cut out foods or food groups, go on restrictive diets or spend money on supplements and drinks, all of which do not work and overtime […]

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