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UW Crop Management Field Day

The UW-Extension Offices of Chippewa and Barron County will be hosting a Crop Management Field Day at two locations on June 27. The Chippewa County site is located at the UW-Extension Plots in Chippewa Falls from 10am to noon. The Barron County site will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Al Schutz Farm near […]


Farm Safety & Farm machinery Certification Course set

The Barron County Tractor Safety Certification Program will be held June 20-24, 2016 at a Barron High School.   The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and costs $15 per person. Tractor Safety Certification is designed to meet both State and Federal requirements for youth under 16 years old.  The program […]


Alfalfa Scissors Clip Results

The Barron County UW-Extension Office in cooperation with area farmers and agri-businesses is conducting an alfalfa maturity monitoring program.  The purpose of this monitoring is to help producers decide the optimum time to harvest first cutting alfalfa.  The “Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality” (PEAQ) is used to predict the forage quality of standing alfalfa. This […]


The Barron Community Garden Opens This Season!

The Barron Community Garden is excited to announce its grand opening for the 2016 growing season!  Below are some details about the garden and how to reserve a spot: There will be 20 plots Each plot is 20ft by 20ft Each plot will cost $15 to rent for the 2016 growing season Sign-Up Day and […]


4-H May Newsletter

May’s Barron County Beacon is ready to read! Find out about all the upcoming, exciting events! Barron Beacon May16

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2016 4-H Scholarship Form

The 2016 4-H Scholarship form is here!  Complete the application form and turn it into the UW-Extension office, along with all other application materials, by May 13.  The form can be found by clicking on the below link: Barron County 4-H Scholarship 2016 due May 13th* Have questions? Contact Meredith at meredith.arcand@co.barron.wi.us or (715) 537-6253

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Poverty Institutes (Jan. 19, 20)

  Register Here You are invited to participate in an incredible opportunity to reach and inspire the community. What is CCP? Barron County’s Community Connections to Prosperity is a collaboration of many area organizations and individuals who all share a common goal: improving the lives of our neighbors by reducing poverty.  Community Connections to Prosperity […]