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Lake Superior Forage Council

Forage Councils are membership organizations with a Board of Directors that implement projects to benefit its members. The projects are almost always done in partnership with Extension and/or other service providers. The plan for the meeting on the 13th is to discuss a range of project ideas and see what is of most interest to producers. We’ll also discuss whether a Forage Council makes sense for our region and how it might operate.

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Edible Ventures

Edible Ventures! A six-class series for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in developing a value-added food product. Pre-register by March 1. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

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Ashwabay Summit Race

Saturday, February 2, 2019-A community run cross country ski race. Funds raised promote youth development programs, and quality trail grooming.For more information about the 2019 Summit Nordic Cross Country Ski Race, Registration and Awards see the 2019 Ashwabay Summit Race Brochure with Registration form on the website.

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2019 Winter 4-H Youth Archery Schedule

The 8 week Winter 4-H Youth Archery series will be Monday evenings at the Bretting Community Center Gym from February 11th-April 15th (No Class February 18th and April 1st). Open to youth in 4th – 12th grades who reside in Ashland and Bayfield Counties. Space is limited. Call to register 715-682-7017.


4-H Canski – Chequamegon Area Nordic

4-H CANSKI is a partnership between Ashland and Bayfield County 4-H, local schools, BART, and the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation. The mission of 4H-CANSKI is to promote fun,fitness, safety and excellence in the lifelong sport of cross country skiing. 4H-CANSKI provides ongoing instruction, social opportunities and leadership development for skiers of all levels. We will emphasize technique, conditioning, safety and provide leadership opportunities all in a fun filled atmosphere in the great outdoors.


Successful Co-Parenting

Co-parenting families have a unique set of challenges. They also have opportunities to build strengths. For children it may mean adapting to a new family arrangement, moving between households, or living with a single parent or another caregiver.

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Parents Connect Online Parenting Classes

Parent’s Connect is a free online class series designed to support Ashland & Bayfield County parents in this challenging, rewarding role.

Parents of kids age 3-12. Strength-based learning, discussion, videos and more . Twice monthly, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 & 6:00 pm, 1-hour sessions plus time for Q & A. Join live video conference from phone, laptop or computer.


Living Well in Our Best Years – Newsletter for Caregivers and Families

This newsletter is a collaborative effort between the Bayfield County offices of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the North and the UW-Extension. Both departments are committed to providing a broad array of information and resources to older adults, caregivers and family members to assist them in growing and aging with grace, dignity and respect.