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UW-Extension Announces Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Whether you are an experienced gardener with a “green thumb” or just a beginner with energy and the desire to help others learn more about the gardening, you can become a Master Gardener Volunteer.  Master Gardener Volunteer training is being offered in Barron County this fall starting on September 8.  The Master Gardener program is a […]

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4-H Western District Gymkhana Show – Aug. 22, 2015

The 2015 4-H Western District Gymkhana Show will be hosted by the Barron County 4-H Horse Project.  The show will be at the Barron County Fair Grounds in Rice Lake, WI on Saturday Aug 22, 2015. The show is open to all 4-H and FFA Horse project members in good standing with their county project […]

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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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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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“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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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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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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