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4-H Junior Leaders Plan for Mall of America and Cabelas

The 4-H Junior Leaders are planning a trip for all 4-H youth in grades 8 and up (and invited friends) to a fun day of shopping at Mall of America and Cabelas, on Saturday, Dec. 6.  Information and registration is available by calling the UW-Extension office or downloading this MOA registration form 2014.

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Farm Bill Update for Crop Producers

Crop producers need to make some important decisions in the next few months regarding their participation in federal farm programs.  Those decisions could have long-term implications for producers farm operations.  Paul Mitchell, Professor of Ag and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, presented “Farm Bill Choices:  What Should Crop Farmers Do?”  in Ridgeland on […]

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Grain Outlook and Strategies

Expect 2015 corn and soybean prices to be below the cost of production.  To understand why, check out “Grain Outlook and Strategies” by Brenda Boetel, Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist from UW-River Falls.  This presentation was given by Boetel in Ridgeland on November 4, 2014.  Here is the link to more information Grain Marketing Trends 2014

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The New Dairy Margin Protection Program

The new farm bill announced earlier this year offers a “safety-net” for dairy farms called the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  This voluntary program is designed to pay participating dairy farms when their income over feed costs falls below a certain (insured) level.  However, you have to sign-up to be covered, and the cost will […]

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Seize the Morning with Breakfast!

New video highlights school breakfast benefits for kids, parents, schools and communities Contact: Amy Korth, 608-265-3232, amy.korth@ces.uwex.edu   Many Wisconsin families with school age children are beginning to review their back-to-school supply lists. Pencils, notebooks–and don’t forget breakfast, eaten either at home or at school. Research shows that breakfast is an integral component of academic […]

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Test Your Canner Gauge!

It’s very important to be safe when canning!  If your gauge is inaccurate your products can be contaminated and dangerous, so get your gauge tested for FREE!  It is recommended you test your gauge every year. There are three different times/places to get your gauge tested: UW-Extension Office – any time! Barron Farmers’ Market – July 31, August […]

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Canning Class!

Peaches & Pickles August 18 5-9pm Maranatha Evangelical Free Church, Rice Lake Come learn the art of canning! This class, presented by the Barron County Food Preserver Club, will offer demonstrations and hands-on experience.  Each participants will receive at least one jar of product, and a preservation booklet.  Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $10 […]

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Need Some Help in “Raising Healthy Eaters”?

Are you faced everyday with the challenge of getting your children to eat foods that are of value?  We have the program for you!!  Barron County UW-Extension’s Family Living Educator, Missy Bablick, and Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program Educator/Coordinator, Kathy Splett, are teaming together to provide you with skills and know-how  to help your child become a healthy eater!! […]

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Get Nutrition Information Here!

Are you searching for quick and easy nutrition information in one spot?!!  The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) has a weekly newsletter entitled  Food $ense that will connect you to current and timely nutrition education with just a click.  This information is research based; therefore, trustworthy and up-to-date.  Food $ense  has past newsletters which are available to […]

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