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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Announcements

Community emergency Wi-Fi access | Emergencia comuinitaria acceso Wi-Fi

For those needing emergency Wi-Fi, Oregon State University is providing access at no cost. We are here to support our communities. Para aquellos que necesitan Wi-Fi de emergencia, Oregon State University está proveyendo acceso gratis. Estamos aquí para apoyar a nuestras comunidades. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

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.

Benton County

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

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 innovate 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

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

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