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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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Seeking Camp Counselors

Being a counselor at the Po-Croix-Bar-Dun 4-H Summer Camp is a great youth leadership experience working with campers and other teens, plus it is a lot of fun! Counselors need to be at least a freshman in high school.  Counselors will be selected for a camp (Younger, Middle or Outpost) once final camper numbers are […]

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Science Saturday

Science Saturday is a fun-filled day for youth in grades 5-8.  It is held at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake, where youth take part in hands-on science, technology and engineering lessons taught by UW-Barron County professors.  The cost is $15, which includes lunch.  More information can be found on the Science Saturday flyer.  Register by […]

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4-H Performance Arts Festival

The Barron-Polk 4-H Performance Arts Festival will be held Saturday, March 21 at Turtle Lake School.  Entry information and forms for music, drama, interpretive reading, speaking and demonstration are due to the UW-Extension office by February 27.  The forms for each category are below. Individual Entry Categories: Demonstration Speaking and Reading Music Club Entry Categories: […]

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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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