Extension Washburn County

We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

Natural Resources

Educators provide support to members of local communities so that they can make informed decisions that protect our environment such as those impacting water quality, land conservation, sustainability, and more. 

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Established in 1909, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s first agricultural research station.

The Spooner Agricultural Research Station is the northernmost station and specializes in Agronomy and Horticulture crop production research.

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4 – H

Since 4-H started in the early 1900s, youth have learned by doing.

Through a variety of educational experiences, youth have the opportunity to become leaders, make decisions, and learn how to make their voices heard.

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FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

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Community Youth

Community Youth Development Intentionally connects young people with community based organizations, including schools, colleges, universities, local government and nonprofits.

What’s Happening at Extension Washburn Co!

Planning AHEAD Classes

Planning AHEAD for the rest of this life!

Join us Tuesdays for our Planning AHEAD Classes!

September 19th through November 7th, 2023

Virtually via Zoom from 11:00 AM to Noon.

Register Here

Oops! Remaking Jams and Jellies

Oops! Remake Jams and Jellies – Downloadable PDF

Digging Deeper
Join UW-Madison Extension Horticulture for these FREE online programs.
Learn how to grow garlic, get started with composting and soil testing.
The webinars are free but you must register here:
Join us for our next Free virtual StrongBodies Class- Starting September 5th

FREE Virtual StrongBodies Class.

Starting September 5th – December 21st, 2023.

Click here to register for the Virtual Class

Our Office

Extension Washburn County

304 2nd St. Shell Lake, WI 54871

Phone: (715) 635-4444

Fax: (715) 257-4592


Monday through Friday

8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

The office is closed all Major Holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.


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