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Master Gardeners Announce Grants & Scholarship

The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two $150 grants for worthy community garden projects.  Projects must be gardening related and located in Barron County.  The applicant must be a non-profit group or organization. Include the following information in your application:   name and location of the group or organization contact person, phone number […]

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Local Farmers to Help Those Affected by Wildfires

ALMENA, Wis. – Members of the farming community in Barron County are banding together to help fellow farmers and ranchers in need after ravaging wildfires destroyed hundreds of thousands of livestock and acres, in addition to thousands of miles of fencing, in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Kaitlin Hanson, Barron, Kurt Wohlk, Almena, and Brittany […]

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Spring is Peak Season for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

A low pathogenic (H5) strain of Avian Influenza has been found in a Barron County commercial turkey flock. This comes after a highly pathogenic (H7) strain was found in a Tennessee commercial chicken flock.  A second flock of chickens at a Tennessee commercial poultry operation has tested positive for avian influenza, though officials say it […]

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Junior Leaders Lock-In

Join us on Saturday, March 18th-19th for our 4H Junior Leader Lock-In! Youth in Grades 8-13 are invited to enjoy a night of skating, basketball, movies, games, and more! Youth will be transported to the school from Skate City at 9:00 p.m. Youth are responsible for food or beverage at skate city, but pizza, snacks, […]

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Project Discovery Days, March 11th

Calling all youth!!! What are you doing on March 11th? Looking for something fun and exciting to do with other youth and adults? Grab your friends and sign up for Project Discovery Days! You do not need to be in 4-H to participate! Email, mail or drop off at Extension office. Meredith.arcand@co.barron.wi.us Saturday, February 11, 2017, […]

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Barron County Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Garden Expo

The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Garden Expo will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at WITC Conference Center, 1900 College Drive in Rice Lake, WI.  Registration is at 8:30 – 9:00 am and the program will begin at 9:00 am.  The topics covered in this year’s program are “Trends in Landscapes” –  speaker Mary […]

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Barron County Beacon Dec-Jan 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Barron County Beacon for the upcoming events, news, and exciting opportunities that 4H has to offer for the new year!! Barron Beacon December January 2017

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Project Discovery Days-February 11th, 2017

Calling all youth!!! What are you doing on February 11th? Looking for something fun and exciting to do with other youth and adults? Grab your friends and sign up for Project Discovery Days! You do not need to be in 4-H to participate! Email, mail or drop off at Extension office. Meredith.arcand@co.barron.wi.us Saturday, February 11, […]

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Performance Arts Festival 2017

Attention 4-H Youth!! Now is the time to register for the Performance Arts Festival 2017. This year’s event will be held at Turtle Lake High School on Saturday, April 8th. Below you will find the entry form for each category of the event. These forms are due to the Extension office by March 20th, 2017 via email, […]

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