Extension in Mille Lacs County
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, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Office hours are subject to change due to events.
Please call to make an appointment outside office hours.
There are several ways to join or re-enroll in 4-H.
4-H events in Mille Lacs County
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All 4-H events
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4-H news in Mille Lacs County
Stay informed about all that is happening in Mille Lacs County 4-H.
Statewide 4-H news
Learn more about what is happening in Minnesota 4-H.
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!
There are also many ways adults (anyone age 18+) can support youth learning and leading in 4-H.
Want to learn about volunteering with the 4-H Youth Development Program?
Visit the Volunteering with 4-H page to learn more about how volunteers positively impact youth and the community.
Contact your 4-H Extension Educator to learn about specific roles available in your community.
Ready to become a screened Minnesota 4-H volunteer?
Visit the Apply to become a 4-H volunteer page to begin the application and screening process.
Give to Mille Lacs County 4-H
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Mille Lacs County, and local programming coordinated by the Mille Lacs County 4-H Council.
Amber Sixberry, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-983-8317
Hope Schendel, Office support specialist
email@example.com or 320-983-8317
The 2023 Mille Lacs County Fair will be August 9-13 at the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds. Look here for the most up to date schedule: https://www.millelacscountyfair.com/
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!
Agriculture events in Mille Lacs County
Attend an agriculture-related event near you.
Statewide agriculture events
Agriculture conferences, in-person events and online courses are offered all year around the state.
Agriculture news in Mille Lacs County
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.
Gardening events in Mille Lacs County
Find gardening learning opportunities online and near you.
Statewide gardening events
Find out about the Master Gardener Volunteer core course or attend other events offered throughout the year.
Gardening news in Mille Lacs County
Find the latest gardening tips and news you can use in your own backyard from local experts.
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Yard and Garden News
Gardening tips and emerging issues affecting Minnesota.
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.
Health and nutrition events in Mille Lacs County
Learn more about staying healthy and eating well.
Statewide health and nutrition events
Join Extension educators and community partners in events that encourage health, well-being and good nutrition.
Health and nutrition news in Mille Lacs County
Stay up to date with our health and nutrition news.
Find information that helps families make informed decisions leading to better health and well-being.
Use the Real Life, Good Food website to find recipes, cooking tips and physical activity ideas for a healthier life.
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.
Volunteer. Natural resources volunteers track invasive species, detect forest pests and count native bees, among many other activities. You can also study to become a Minnesota Master Naturalist.
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.
Statewide community development events
Join us at an event in your community.
Statewide natural resources events
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.
Community development news
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My Minnesota Woods
Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
Natural Resources News
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
View all Mille Lacs County contacts.
Amber Sixberry, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-983-8330
Kam Schroeder, SNAP-Ed educator
email@example.com or 320-679-8478
Hope Lynch, office support specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-983-8317
Mille Lacs County events
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Extension courses and events
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Mille Lacs County news
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Extension wide news
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