Extension’s mission is to connect people with the University of Wisconsin. We teach, learn, lead and serve, transforming lives and communities. UW-Madison is public university guided by public service. The Wisconsin Idea stipulates that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Our Programs

Click on each picture to learn more about our programs!

Latest News

Focus on Fathers

Focus on Fathers Join county Extension Educators to discuss all things parenting, family and coping successfully in these modern times. Focus on Fathers provides a variety of family friendly topics for information sharing and opportunities for dads to be part of parent to parent support in a safe and inviting environment.

Barron-Polk Tractor Safety

Join us at the Barron High School for the Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program! Starting Monday, June 17th through Wednesday, June 19th, from 8:30am-3:30pm. Testing will be on Thursday, June 20th starting at 8am.

Wise Wisconsin Virtual Learning Series

NEW! Resilient Co-Parenting Classes

 Join us the 1st Thursday of every month for topic specific online classes that are designed for parents or caregivers raising children together while living apart.


Our Office

Extension Polk County
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite G600
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Phone: (715) 485-8600

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Due to community work, trainings and meetings, please call ahead to our office to ensure that someone will be here to support your needs. The office is closed all major holidays.

Support Extension