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Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Conference

Mark your calendars! A Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Conference will be held at the Spooner Ag Research Station on Saturday, February 13 from 9:00 – 3:30. The Heart of the Farm -Women in Agriculture Conference series is a UW-Extension program that is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by […]


Incorporating Cover Crops into your Operation

Cover crops and soil health have emerged as “buzz words” in the agriculture community in recent times.  Brian Briski of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service will share farmer experiences using rye, clovers, radishes, turnips and other crops in various cropping systems across Wisconsin and the Midwest.  He will discuss some practical options in selecting, planting, […]

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Woodland Forum to be held at the Spooner Agricultural Station

A series of Woodland Owner Forums are scheduled Thursday evenings February 18th through March 17th at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The forums are FREE – no registration is required.  The forums will conclude with a Saturday afternoon session about passing your land on to the next generation – family […]


Washburn County Board of Supervisors Seeks Youth Representatives

The Washburn County Board of Supervisors invites youth in grades 9, 10, and 11 who are residents of Washburn County to apply to serve as youth representatives on the County Board. This initiative provides Washburn County youth an opportunity to play a valuable and active leadership role in the governance of the county while enhancing their interest in the […]


Parenting Information When You Need It

Finding reliable parenting information and advice on the web can be overwhelming! How do you know what you can trust — especially when you are busy and there’s just so little time? Just in Time Parenting is a free parenting newsletter that is delivered by email and specific to a child’s age and needs. They are […]

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Junior Leaders Shoebox Recycling Fundraiser

Do you have old, unwanted shoes dying for a new home? The Washburn County Junior Leaders are willing to take them off your hands! This is a fundraiser for the Washburn County 4-H Junior Leaders. The more pairs of shoes you donate, the more money our group will get! We get $.50 per pound of shoes […]


Where do you start if you can’t pay the bills?

Prioritize your bills. Credit card collection agencies can be rude and persistent if you miss a credit card payment, but missing a mortgage or rent payment could leave you homeless. Figure out what other bills are most important to you. Contact your creditors before they contact you. When you contact creditors, you need to work […]


UW-Madison to Discontinue Dairy Sheep Program

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to close its dairy sheep research program housed at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station later this year. Research on the flock will continue through this milking season, before the sheep are dispersed in the fall. Ongoings reductions in state support have made […]


Free Credit Report

Your credit report is a detailed record of your credit activities from the past 7-10 years. Credit reports are increasingly important to everyday life – getting a job, obtaining an affordable loan or insurance policy, or renting a home. Everyone is entitled by law to three free credit reports each year – one from each […]

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4-H Newsletter December 2015

You’ve heard it before, but the best piece of advice is to plan ahead! Start saving sooner Start saving in January; waiting until the last minute can be costly.   Make a list & check it twice List the people you want to buy gifts for, the amount you want to spend and any ideas […]