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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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4-H Junior Leaders Trip to ValleySCARE

Barron County 4-H Junior Leaders invite all 4-H members in grades 8 and up to register for a trip to ValleySCARE on October 18.  A bus will leave from the Barron County Government Center in Barron at 3 p.m. and return around 12:30 a.m.  4-H members may also register a friend!  Cost is free for […]

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4-H Teen Survey

The UW-Extension office and Barron County 4-H program is collecting information from all 4-H youth in grades 8 and up.  You are a member of a very unique and important age group in 4-H!  Please provide answers to the questions on the 4-H Teen Survey (open post for link to become active). If there are multiple […]

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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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Jergenson Completes Dairy FARM Program Evaluator Training

Tim Jergenson, Barron County UW-Extension agricultural agent has successfully completed the National Dairy FARM program evaluator training.  The Dairy FARM program was started three years ago by the National Milk Producers Federation to provide a consistent, national, verifiable means of showing consumers and the food value chain how dairy products are produced.  The number of […]

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Apply for ROPS Rebate

The National Farm Medicine Center is offering a rebate of 70% up to $865 on the purchase and installation of a ROPS on farm tractors without this protection. Tractors are the leading cause of deaths on farms.  A rollover protective structure (ROPS) refers to operator compartment structures (usually cabs or frames) intended to protect farmers […]

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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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