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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

Volunteers Needed! – Education Station

Extension Barron County and UW Eau-Claire Barron County are partnering to bring the “Education Station” to the Barron County Fair, and we need you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested in helping make this happen.  Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACA92CA6FAC43-49611570-education#/ Housed in the Youth Expo Building, the Education Station will feature the popular cooking […]

Cake Revue – 2024

To:          Cake Decorating Project Members and Beginner Explorers From:     Cathy and Abigail Solum; Cake Superintendents Diane Watkins Oberli; Foods & Nutrition Superintendent Thank you all for signing up for the Cake Decorating Project! The Cake Revue will be held at the Rice Lake Senior Center starting at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 14th. Please […]

Aqua Dairy Show Updates

Due to the recent requirement of Influenza A Testing Prior to Movement of Lactating Dairy Cattle to Fairs and Exhibitions, the Aqua Dairy show will no longer be accepting registrations for ANY Lactating Dairy Classes. Participants can still register for the following classes: Class order for each breed: 1. Heifer Calf – Spring (Born after […]

Cake Class – June 26

Barron County 4-H Cake Decorating Learning DayWednesday June 26th, 2024Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church – Basement (Dobie)2411 23rd Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868 Enter through the side door, there will be signs. Cost $15.00, Scholarship available Taught by: Cathy, Abigail, and Sierra Solum. Each session is geared towards a certain age group -HOWEVER, This […]

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4-H Food Stands – Volunteers Needed

Junior Leaders Shake StandWe are looking for youth to work in the 4-H Shake stand at the fair! Individuals must be 8th grade and older (completed 7th grade this year). Non 4-H Friends Welcome! All workers will get to designate where some of the money raised will go. Here is the link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACA92CA6FAC43-49440524-pieshakes Clover […]

Aqua Dairy Show – June 24

The 2024 Barron County Aqua Dairy Show will be held on Monday, June 24, at the Barron County Fairgrounds in Rice Lake. The show will start promptly at 10 a.m. this year. This is an open dairy show for area youth that will also include dairy showmanship classes of different ages at the conclusion. The […]

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4-H Horse Open Riding Nights

2024 Open Riding Nights New Structure Date Equine Specialist  Tuesday, June 4 McKenna George Thursday, June 6 Jeremy Hoekstra Tuesday, June 11 Missa Laursen Thursday, June 13 Sherrie Nichols Tuesday, June 18 Jackie Thayer Thursday, June 20 Sherrie Nichols Tuesday, June 25 Sheila Kisling  Thursday, June 27 Sherrie Nichols

Passport to Summer Olympics (Cloverbud Activity K-2 Grade) – available for pick-up

Pick up your passport to Summer Olympics (any youth in grades K-2) Complete 6 or more activities on the pages of the book and email, mail, or drop off the last page to your local Extension Office. Activities include: Exploring something new in Barron, Burnett, Rusk, Sawyer and/or Washburn Counties; attending any or all of […]

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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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