UW-Extension Washburn County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Offered

Any adult interested in gardening can apply for Master Gardener Volunteer Training.  Acceptance is contingent on passing a criminal background check and completing the application process. Students will receive 36 hours of training.  In return they are expected to volunteer a minimum of 24 hours of their time assisting with community projects and stay current […]

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Horticulture Refresher Class To Be Held

Responding to Horticulture Inquiries – This annual professional development training is provided by the UW-Extension Horticulture Team to acquaint UW-Extension agents, educators, office staff and MGVs with information on UW-Extension diagnostic services, written and web-based horticulture resources, and UW-Extension personnel who can assist in answering horticulture-related questions.  This in-service is a great opportunity to connect with […]

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Hy-Vee Cheesecake Recalled

Hy-Vee, an employee-owned chain of more than 249 supermarkets located throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin has recalled cheesecake for possible salmonella contamination. Hy-Vee says the recalled cheesecake is made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix. Hy-Vee learned of the potential for contamination from a warning letter […]

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Barron County 2019 Plat Books are Here!

The new Barron County 2019 Plat Books are here at the Barron County Extension Office for sale!  They are hot off the delivery truck!  They make a great Christmas gift!! Stop on by the Barron County Extension Office (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) Monday through Friday.  The Extension Office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New […]

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10 Holiday Home Food Safety Tips

With the Holidays right around the corner, there will be many occasions for family gatherings where food will be center stage. Keep your family safe by following these 10 tips, making your gatherings a memorable time!

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Wisconsin BQA Certification

UW-Extension Barron, Polk, and St. Croix counties invites you to participate in the Wisconsin Beef Quality Assurance Certification meetings.  There are 2 dates and 2 locations to choose from: Wednesday, December 12th – 12:45 Registration, 1:00 pm program starting: Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI. RSVP:  UWEX Barron County 715-537-6250 or […]

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Get Your MyPlate Plan

Are you trying to eat healthier and obtain a healthier body weight? ChooseMyPlate.gov is a resource that can help you understand what the correct eating pattern is for you and help you achieve your goals. MyPlate now has a tool called “Get Your MyPlate Plan”. You can enter your age, sex, height, weight, and activity […]

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WI Farm Succession Professionals Network Meetings

The 2018 Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network (WIFSPN) meetings will feature case studies, small group discussion, and techniques to use with farmers to help them find their internal motivation to make change.  The last half of the session will focus on the current farm financial situation and provide resources that you can use with your […]

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Workshop on Top 10 Tree Diseases for 2018

The Barron County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a workshop on Wednesday, October 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Pioneer Village Museum in Cameron.  Dr. Brian Hudelson of the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic will present on diseases affecting trees in Wisconsin and provide tips on winter care. The workshop is […]

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