Welcome to Mille Lacs County
Mille Lacs County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
Mille Lacs County Extension Office Hours
Monday- Thursday 8AM-3PM
Office hours are subject to change due to events.
Please call to make an appointment outside office hours.
4-H Youth Development is a hands-on learning program for Minnesota youth. We offer online, small group and independent learning experiences for youth of all ages. In 4-H, youth choose the topic they find interesting and caring adults support their learning and leadership. From agronomy to space exploration and creative arts to outdoor adventures, 4-H has just the right learning experience for young people.
There are many ways to participate in 4-H!
Mille Lacs County Scholarship and Federation Reimbursements
The Clover Fund Scholarship is a needs based scholarship. Any member can apply for this scholarship in any 4-H sponsored event, camp, or workshop in Mille Lacs County or 4-H events registered through 4-H online. This scholarship is a hardship scholarship and should be used when a family is in need of financial assistance. Members can contact the Extension office for further details. Clover Fund Application :https://z.umn.edu/8dqh
Event/Camp Scholarship Application
Reimbursements are provided by the Mille Lacs County Federation and sponsored PDC’s. These camps or events are approved within the budget, and are meant to encourage participation in leadership, and project development areas. Not every event is eligible for reimbursement. These scholarships are based on Federation appointed funds and will be dispersed accordingly. 50-100% of registration. Scholarships will be approved through the Federation. Applicants may need to meet certain requirements. Event/Camp Scholarship application: https://z.umn.edu/8dqi
State Event Reimbursement
It is a great privilege and honor to show at a state event, so the Federation has approved to pay for the registration and some 4-H lodging at the state events. Participants will need to fulfill the requirements listed on the state event reimbursement form. It is the hope that these requirements instill a sense of gratitude, achievement, and a means to give back to the Mille Lacs County 4-H program.
Application will be available soon!
Find the latest on Extension agricultural research and news you can use on your farm from local experts.
Statewide news and blogs
- Agricultural Business Management News - Business and financial resources for farmers.
- Beef News - Beef industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Dairy News - Dairy industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Fruit and Vegetable News - Local production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops in Minnesota.
- Minnesota Crop News - Emerging issues affecting Minnesota row crops and forages.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Mille Lacs County. These programs are open to families and individuals of all ages who are eligible for benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or who meet Extension’s program income guidelines.
Programs are offered in community settings such as food shelves, schools, community centers and public housing sites. The programs are free to all individuals and families who meet income guidelines, and may be offered in multiple languages, depending on the audience needs and availability of educators.
Extension's Center for Community Vitality engages Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities. We help create vibrant communities and enhance skills and knowledge in economics, leadership and civic engagement, and tourism.
Check our community research page for reports on county and community-focused topics relating to local economics, retaining businesses, growing retail markets, developing tourism, and more.
Local programs can be offered in collaboration with local community organizations and government agencies. Current programs include:
Contact an educator in your area for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.
Minnesota is a great place to explore, understand and conserve the natural landscape. Extension education, volunteer and community science programs encourage people to become stewards of Minnesota’s public and private lands.
Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect Greater Minnesota communities and University of Minnesota knowledge and resources to support local sustainability projects. Working in partnership, RSDP supports community-driven projects in four focus areas: agriculture and food systems, clean energy, natural resources and resilient communities. Projects are supported by boards made up of local community members and University faculty and staff. Learn more about RSDP’s recent work in your county and neighboring communities, and how to submit a project idea.
Join us at an event in your community.
Find opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to care for your forest lands, and how you and your family can get out and explore nature around the state and in your own backyard.
Find information on community-focused news.
Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Learn more about community-driven sustainability projects happening across Minnesota.
Mille Lacs County Extension
U of M Extension, Mille Lacs County
635 2nd St SE
Milaca, MN 56353
- Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Office hours are subject to change. Please call for an appointment
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