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Extension – Barron County has moved locations!

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

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

Free Airplane Rides!

EAA Chapter 631 will host Young Eagle flights for youths 8-17 (weather permitting) at theairports and dates listed below. Date Time Airport Location Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Vetterkind Field8306 270th Ave, New Auburn, WI 54757 Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Chetek645 Lakeview Dr., Chetek, WI 54728 […]

Tractor Safety Registration Open

Farm Safety & Farm Machinery Certification Course set The Barron-Polk County Tractor Safety Certification Program will be held June 17, 18, 19, and 20 at a Barron High School.   The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week, and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday. […]

Resources for Answering Food Preservation and Food Safety Questions

Where can consumers in my county go for the pressure canner dial gauge testing? The Extension HEAL website links counties that provide pressure canner dial gauge testing. https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/topics/food-safety-and-preservation/ Where can I direct consumers for up-to-date food preservation information?  Direct consumers to web-based information that is research-supported: ·         National Center for Home Food Preservation https://nchfp.uga.edu ·         Wisconsin Safe Food Preservation recipes https://healthyliving.extension.wisc.edu/topics/food-safety-and-preservation/recipes/   Where […]

Key Award Applications – due 6/15

The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program is one of the highest recognitions a 4-H member can receive. This award recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community. To be […]

2024 WI 4-H Area Animal Science Day!

Registrations are open for the 2024 WI 4-H Area Animal Science Day! We hope your team is going to join us for a day of competition, learning, and fun! For more information about the event and registering, visit: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/area-animal-science-days/ __________________________________________________ 2024 Area Animal Science Days Sites and Offerings June 18, 2024, Shawano County Location: Shawano […]

2024 Sheep Clinic

2024 Sheep Clinic – Thursday, June 6 at 6PM, Barron County Fair Grounds (Show Ring and Sheep Barn) Register by June 1 at https://go.wisc.edu/9e5db6 Learn tips and tricks for successfully getting your lamb fair ready! This is also a great way for anyone interested in knowing more about showing sheep to come and learn and […]

Barron County 4-H Scholarships – Deadline 6/1

Reminder – Barron County 4-H Scholarship Opportunities Deadline – June 1 Reminder: 12th Grade youth have the opportunity to join 4-H for one more year if they choose. If you do this you would apply for the scholarship NEXT year. If this is your last year in 4-H, you would apply THIS year. This applies […]

Sheep Clinic – June 6

2024 Sheep ClinicThursday, June 6 at 6PMBarron County Fair Grounds (Show Ring and Sheep Barn Register by June 1 at https://go.wisc.edu/9e5db6 Learn tips and tricks for successfully getting your lamb fair ready!

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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: 715-788-6240
711 for Wisconsin Relay

Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Educators are not always in the office, so please be sure to call and schedule an appointment ahead of time.

The office is closed on all major holidays.

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