Barron County 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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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

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 […]

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. 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 ·         Wisconsin Safe Food Preservation recipes   Where […]

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