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Cultivating Your Farm’s Future – March 18th, 2020

Farm Succession and Estate Planning Workshops – having intentional conversations around farm succession and developing future plans fore the farm provides a better chance of transition success. DATE:  March 18th, 2020 TIME:  10:00 am – 2:30 pm PLACE:  Dunn County Community Services Bldg, 3001 US Hwy 12 East, Menomonie, WI 54751 COST:  $20 per person […]

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S.T.E.M. Saturday (March 14)

Join us for fascinating activities and hands-on experiences showcasing science, technology, engineering and math.  This amazing day will be led by UW faculty—mega-mind professors ready to have fun!  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by March 1.  Download from here, or register online at uwec.ly/barronce

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Barron County Commission on Ag Scholarships Available

The Barron County Commission on Agriculture is pleased to announce its annual Scholarship program.  The Commission on Agriculture offers $750.00 scholarship so Barron County residents pursuing a post-secondary education in an Agricultural or Natural Resources field of study.  Preference may be given to applicants whose families are engaged in Ag Production or applicants who have […]

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4-H Barron County Beacon – January

Take a look at what is happening in 4-H.  Volunteer is the key topic of this newsletter.  What makes a good volunteer?  What kinds of volunteers are there in 4-H?  Read about this and more in the January Barron County Beacon.  Please contact us if you can volunteer! To read the 2020 January 4-H Barron […]

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Register for the Parents Forever Classes

Register now for the next Parents Forever Class.  This is a 3 hour “co-parenting” class for parents in the process of divorce, already divorced, or never married but separating.  This class will help parents describe the family transition journey and how each family member will be affected.  Recognize the role of self-care, parent-child relationships, and […]

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Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers Spring Garden Expo – April 4th!!

The Barron County Master Gardener Spring Garden Expo to be held at WITC Conference Center, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868.  We have some exciting speakers this year which include our Keynote Speaker – Bobby Jensen, who is KARE 11’s well known garden and landscape expert.  His first presentation will be, “Deer Resistant Plants” […]

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Barron County Pesticide Training – February 26th

The Barron County Extension Office is offering a private pesticide training coming up on February 26th, 2020, at the Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI.  Private Pesticide Applicator Training is designed for those individuals engaged in agriculture and planning to purchase restricted use pesticides.  It will start at 9:30 am and […]

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4-H Barron County Beacon December 2019

This is the question I am posing to you during the 2019-2020 4-H year.  What makes Barron County 4-H great? Do you like your club meetings, the Horse Project, showing at the fair?  How about meeting people, going to summer camp, or maybe just being a part of something big.  What ever it is that […]

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April “Raising a Thinking Child” Classes

The Raising A Thinking Child workshop may be right for you!  This evidence based workshop series will help you guide children to solve common, everyday problems with decisions making and communication skills using their thinking brain.  It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you held your child learn HOW to think, not WHAT to […]

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