Barron County News and Events

4-H Talent Expo – Registration Extended to March 19th

Register Today! 2023 Talent Expo (Performance Arts Festival) Do you have a special talent you would like to share?  Join us on April 15 in Turtle Lake for the 2023 Talent Expo.  Entries include instrumental, piano, or vocal performances, demonstration speeches, interpretive reading, original speech, plays, group musical performances, and NEW this year, digital media […]

2023 Manure Applicator 101 Training

The Manure Applicator 101 Training program is to be held on: Date:  Wednesday, March 22 Time:  9:00 am to Noon Place:  Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI 54812. While designed for custom manure haulers and their employees, this program is a great training opportunity for any dairy or livestock farmer and […]

You are VITAL to Your Farm – Take Charge and Lead the Way!

“VITAL:  Valuable Informed Thriving Agricultural Leader” is a new program offering from UW-Extension agriculture educators.  This dynamic program, will feature the latest in dairy and crop management, taking care of yourself, and ways to diversify the the farm.  While this program was designed for women in agriculture in mind, all are welcome to attend. DATE:  […]

Livestock YQCA – Mandatory Meeting

Dear Livestock Exhibitors:  The 2023 Fair Season is quickly coming up which means it’s time for the Youth Quality Care of Animals Instructor-Led Training and Junior Livestock Information Meeting.  This is your reminder that ALL youth planning to show beef, sheep or swine, (or Miss-Q Dairy Quality) at the Barron County fair must attend a […]

4-H Summer Camp Registration Open

The 4 county 4-H Summer camp registrations are set to open March 1st at 5pm and can be found at June 14-16 at Camp Kiwanis, 15987 St. Croix Trail N. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 The last day to register is April 1st and the payment deadline in April 15th. 3-6th graders are […]

Clothing and Food Revue Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Clothing and Food Revue is now open! This tri county duel event will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 1pm in the Shell Lake School Commons & Auditorium. Registration is open thru April 3rd and you can register at Not sure what this event is all about? Find the attached document […]

Barron County Master Gardeners $500 Scholarship

The Barron County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 dollar scholarship that is available for an eligible Barron County student interested in pursuing an education in Horticulture; landscape design or turf management.  Students should obtain an Application from the Student Service Department of their local high school or online at this website, but must be […]

Barron County Master Gardener Grants

The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering two grants in the amount of $150.00 each for worthy community garden projects.  Projects must be related and located in Barron County.  The applicant must be a non-profit group or organization.  Include the following information on your application:  Name and location of the group or organization, contact […]

Dog Project Meetings

January 26, 2023 -7pm February 16th, 2023 – 7pm March 30, 2023 – 7pm Barron County Government Center Auditorium, 335 E Monroe Ave, Barron WI 54812 Registration, handbooks and training information will be handed out at the January meeting Questions? Contact Monica Paul at 715-419-3342 or email

Spring Garden Expo is Back!!

The Barron County Master Gardeners and Northwood Technical College in Rice Lake are holding a Spring Garden Expo on Saturday, April 1, 2023. There has not been a garden expo with the master gardener volunteers since 2019!  Listed below are the sessions and the speakers for the day. Sessions: “Cheap Tricks:  Cause You Don’t Need […]

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