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CAFO Conference

  UW-Extension in cooperation with AgStar is offering a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) workshop that will be held at WITC in Rice Lake on Thursday, February 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  This workshop features new on-farm practices and technologies for farmers and consultants, and updates on nutrient […]

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Barron County Pesticide Applicator Training to be Held

A Private Applicator Training session for growers using restricted-use pesticides will be offered Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Barron County Government Center located at 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. with registration open at 9:30 a.m.  Pre-registration for the private applicator training is recommended by calling the Barron […]

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21st Annual Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association Shepherd’s Clinic

“Finding the Profit in Your Flock” is the theme of the 2016 Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association Annual Shepherds’ Clinic.  The 2016 Shepherds’ Clinic will be held Saturday, February 6th at the newly remodeled conference center of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Rice Lake ,WI.  We are privileged to have Burton Ffliger, President of the […]

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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 […]

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Healthy, Thrifty Thanksgiving Menu

Here is a great menu that features healthy and thrifty recipe options for Thanksgiving. Click here for the recipes! Provided by SNAP-Ed Connection, this is a free menu that you can download and print.  Feel free to share on social media and tell all your friends!   Click an icon below to share this post:   

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Healthy Halloween Menu

Get into the spirit of Halloween and make these healthy meals ‘spooktacular’ for your kids! Breakfast Peachy Spider Waffle, Bacon Lunch Veggie Stuffed Pita, After-School Strawberry Shake, Carrot Fingers Dinner Red Lentil Soup, Cheesy Ghost Toast Snacks Veggie Snake in the Grass, Pumpkin Orange, Brainy Applesauce Get Recipes, Calories and Nutrition Info for this Spooktacular […]

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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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“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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