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Extension – Barron County has moved locations!

Our new location and address is 1800 College Dr. Rice Lake, WI 54868

We will have an Open House on February 29th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. COME SEE US!

We are located inside the UWEC – Barron County Library.



If it happens on a farm or in a field, the Extension Institute of Agriculture works with you to achieve better results


Preparing youth for successful futures by engaging in fun, hands-on 4-H activities

Supporting Families & Finances

Supporting families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding


Covering everything from soil to trees, water quality to plant health, and every insect in between.


Providing nutrition education to advance healthy eating habits and active lifestyles for families with limited incomes.

Community Garden

enhance the well-being and beauty of the community by assisting people in growing and consuming fresh produce

News and Events

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Poultry Meeting

Are you interested in showing poultry?  Don’t know if it’s for you or where to start? Poultry project is a fun and easy project to participate in at the Barron County Fair.  It’s a great way for younger kids to try out showing animals at the fair! Join us for a short informational meeting and […]

Badger Crop Connect Webinars!

Back for its fifth year, Badger Crop Connect begins on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. and continues every second and fourth Wednesday of each month through late October. Join UW–Madison researchers, Extension specialists and educators, and industry experts to learn more about the research, resources, and strategies that will help you optimize crop yield, quality, and profitability on your farm this year. Register for the series and sign up for email updates at go.wisc.edu/BadgerCropConnect.

Barron County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale (Hog and Sheep)

Information regarding the Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Lamb weigh in forms can also be found in this post.

Barron County 4-H Dairy Committee and Valley Gem

Fitting and Showmanship Clinic May 16, RSVP to Kim Grewe with name and number of youth417-850-0382

2024 Foods/Clothing Revue

Registration OPEN April 21  – Event Registration Here Shell Lake School About Clothing- The purpose of the 4-H Clothing revue is to allow participants get the opportunity to show the clothing they have made, upcycled, or purchased. About Foods- The Foods Revue gives participants the opportunity to showcase a food related activity or experiment and discuss […]

4-H Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open https://bpps4hcamp.4honline.com June 12-14 at Camp Kiwanis Barron County cost: Includes transportation $70 for base camp $50 for outpost camp The leader’s association is funding 5-% of the $140/$100 fee up front this year, reimbursement is not available for camp. Financial Assistance is available. Registration is open now through April 15. Limited space […]

Teaching Children About Emotions!

May 21st and May 28th, 2024 Register Today!

Positive Parenting Program series for Parents!

Starting April 30th, 2024!

Parents of children ages 0 – 12 years old.

Registry Credit Available.

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Our Office

Dear Extension visitors, We appreciate your interest in our programming. Currently, we are able to serve you by appointment only. Due to county budget cuts to the Extension support staff position, our office’s ability to be open to serve you has been impacted. If you’d like to engage with our staff on agriculture, 4-H, FoodWIse, and family programming, please contact the educators directly available at barron.extension.wisc.edu and make arrangements in advance.

Extension Barron County
1800 College Dr.
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: 715-537-6250
711 for Wisconsin Relay

Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The office is closed on all major holidays.

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