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Alfalfa Quality Monitoring

Beginning on Monday, May 18th, the Barron County UW-Extension Office in cooperation with area farmers and dairy rations advisors are conducting an alfalfa maturity monitoring program.  The purpose of this monitoring is to help producers decide the optimum time to harvest first cutting alfalfa.  Dairy Ration advisors and Extension personnel use PEAQ readings to monitor […]

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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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Annual Plant Sale

The Barron County Master Gardeners will hold their ANNUAL PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 8:00-10:00 am. A variety of perennials, shrubs and heirloom vegetables will be available for sale. Master Gardener Volunteers will also be available to answer your horticultural questions. The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers use proceeds from their annual […]

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Register now for 4-H Summer Camp!

PO-CROIX-BAR-SAW 4-H Camp will be held at the beautiful Camp Kiwanis on the St. Croix River, just ten miles north of Stillwater, Minnesota. This site has all the accommodations for an exciting camping experience: well maintained buildings, spacious lawns, ample equipment, accredited staff and a safe environment away from major highways. Recreational facilities at Camp Kiwanis […]

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NW Wisconsin 4-H Leader STEM Training

4-H Volunteers! Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education! Expand your knowledge in physics, electricity, and robotics and learn how to develop interactive STEM Day Camps for youth in Barron County! The NW Region UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development agents are hosting a training on Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UW-Barron County. As […]

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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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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Opening

Barron Co. UW-Extension has an opening for a temporary one-year, full-time volunteer position.  The Community Outreach Coordinator will work with UW-Extension and its partners to expand and create community programs, promote positive youth development, and enhance volunteer activities.  Start date: 6/08/15.  End date: 6/10/16. AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens age 18 and […]

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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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