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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

March Project Discovery Days Registration Now Open

Choose 1 of 4 project areas to explore through a hands on learning activity. This months classes are Woodworking (Small Picnic Table), Decoupage (Key to my Heart), Decorating Cookies, Ready – Set – Grow Project Discovery Days Saturday March 9, 2024 9am-12pm Barron County 4-H Deadline to Register Thursday, Feb. 29 Register here: https://barronpdd.4honline.com Small […]

Kids from Cameron Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 16th 7:30-10am Free Will Offering Basket Raffle: Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5 Baskets donated by area businesses Proceeds go towards community projects and club activities Questions: Please see a 4-H member or 715-418-3214 St. John’s Lutheran Church Main Street, Cameron

Portage County 4-H is hosting a Beginning Rock Tumbling and Polishing workshop.

Portage County 4-H is hosting a Beginning Rock Tumbling and Polishing workshop. Saturday, March 9th, 9am-10:30am Online via Zoom Registration deadline is February 29th, Register here: bit.ly/4-HRockTumbling

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Tri-County Food and Clothing Revue

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Shell Lake School
Register through 4-H Online: https://foodsclothingtri.4honline.com by April 1

Young Adult Leaders Needed for WI 4-H Summer Academy

Young Adult Leaders Needed for WI 4-H Summer Academy located on the UW-Madison Campus for June 24-27. Open to Ages 19-25, Application due before MARCH 6TH here: https://go.wisc.edu/f49q1o

Manure Applicator Classes

Manure Applicator Meetings are coming up. Please view the image for dates and locations.

If you wish to register for a meeting, sign up at:

Barron County 4-H T-Shirt Contest

Requirements: Simple Design, 1 Color, Represents Barron County 4-H Submission Deadline February 19th https://go.wisc.edu/ac376q Can submit online or drop off at the Extension Office For more information or questions, contact Sara Waldron at sara.waldron@wisc.edu

Free Online Parenting Classes

Join free online parenting classes. Connect with other parents. Get practical, positive, research-based parenting ideas. Help children grow. Click each class name to register below. When you register, you will receive an email with a link that gives you access to the class using Zoom. Check your junk mail if you don’t receive this email. Raising Wisconsin’s Children online parenting classes are on the 3rd Thursday at 1 PM unless otherwise noted. Classes are for any parent or caregiver. https://parenting.extension.wisc.edu/online-parenting-classes/

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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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