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2017/2018 Project Discovery Days!

Dates for Project Discovery Days: 9am-12pm, Barron Government Center November 11th December 9th January 13th February 10th March 10th   Come join us for one of these great craft classes! Make something for yourself, a Christmas gift, or project for the fair! Classes for November Project Discovery Days & Registration Form

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To Tanzania and Back: Tim Jergenson Travels Abroad

Tim Jergenson, UW-Extension Agricultural Agent for Barron County traveled to Tanzania for two weeks in September to share his technical skills and expertise with Tanzanian Extension Field Staff, Extension Supervisors and Farm Community Volunteers to enable them to conduct better educational meetings and help to build sustainable farmer networks.  Extension staff in Tanzania were taught […]

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Barron County Buzz: Millipedes

In this episode of Barron County Buzz, Tim Jergenson explains why you may be seeing millipedes trying to move into your house! Don’t worry, he tells you what they want and what to do about it. Read more from this UW-Extension Fact Sheet: Millipedes     Barron County Buzz: The short and sweet way to […]

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Barron County Buzz: Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

In today’s Barron County Buzz, Tim Jergenson explains why tree leaf colors change in the fall.  Learn more by reading UW Extension’s factsheet: Leaf Color Change in Autumn.   Barron County Buzz: The short and sweet way to learn something new! Presented by UW-Extension Barron County. Music: www.bensound.com

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Barron County Buzz: MyPlate

Kathy stops in to tell us all about “MyPlate,” the helpful nutrition guide that replaced the food pyramid.  Learn more about MyPlate here.       Barron County Buzz: The short and sweet way to learn something new! Presented by UW-Extension Barron County. Music: www.bensound.com

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Reducing Risks from Manure Gases

  The season for applying liquid manure to cropland is just around the corner. The gases released during agitation of liquid manure systems can cause concentrations to reach levels that are hazardous to human and animal health. Since the early 1960s, nearly 150 people have died in the U.S. because of manure-related gas incidents in […]

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Master Gardener Training Scheduled for Fall

Being a master gardener is about becoming a Volunteer with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources.  Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Training is being offered in Barron County from September 5 through November 14.  Classes will be held at the UW-Barron County Campus in Rice Lake on […]

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2017 Junior Livestock Auction Sale Catalog

Check out the 2017 Youth Livestock Auction Sale Catalog! Don’t miss the Junior Livestock Auction tomorrow at the Barron County Fair at 1:30 p.m. Come and support our Youth that have worked hard all year for this opportunity to share their projects with you. Junior Livestock Auction Sale Catalog 2017 final (1)

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