Benton County

Benton County Extension Service Faculty, staff, and volunteers deliver research-based information to help youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills, and manage resources wisely.

We coordinate information tours, conferences, short courses, workshops, and demonstrations. We provide brochures and publications with specific research based information on a variety of subjects.

Our educators and faculty members are quickly developing new objective, research science-based remote learning opportunities to help Benton County youth and adults solve problems, develop life skills and manage resources wisely as well as to ensure you have the information you need to protect you and reinvigorate our local economies threatened by COVID-19.  We are all working remotely and available via email and phone.  You can leave a message at our main line and we will return your call as soon as possible.  (541) 713-5000

 

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Mar 6

What we do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

Forestry and Natural Resources

Our agents and specialists share knowledge about the latest techniques in natural resource management through educational programs and materials. We work with forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, educators ...

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Home Garden and Landscape

We provide research-based information for backyard gardeners and green industry professionals, including regional specific information.

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Nutrition and Healthy Living

OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program offers education and resources to help local families meet the practical challenges of life. Our mission is to encourage lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family, and every community in Oregon.

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Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

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Southern Willamette Valley Small Farms Program

The Small Farms Program serves commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces both organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

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News and impact

Some U-cut Christmas tree farms closed but supply adequate

Because of the pandemic tree farms have had to change the way they work.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 24, 2020 | News story

Veterans explore farming as possible career in OSU Extension Small Farms online programs

All of the Small Farms programing was forced online after the pandemic arrived, including two innovative programs to help veterans learn about farming and see if it is a good fit.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 23, 2020 | News story

Microscopic insect that liquefies slugs may be answer to controlling this invasive pest

 In Oregon at least half of the 20 top agricultural commodities suffer from slug damage.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 16, 2020 | News story

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