Welcome to Benton-Franklin County Extension
Washington State University Extension of Benton and Franklin Counties connects area residents to the research and knowledge bases of the state's land grand research university providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for Benton and Franklin Counties and area residents.
Our local programs include agriculture, natural resources, 4-H youth development, family sciences, food sciences, and community horticulture. In addition, Washington State University provides over 2,200 publications, numerous online educational opportunities, and other statewide educational programs and technical assistance from four Research and Extension Centers, 15 Academic Departments and six of WSU's Academic Colleges.
Irrigated Agriculture Information Service
Only the information you want, when and where you want it.
When it comes to irrigated agriculture, you have a unique set of interests. At WSU Extension, we want to provide you with the information that matches your interests, and nothing more. Our team has joined together with WSU Specialists in other counties across Washington State to set up an email information delivery service that you can customize to your specific information needs. Receive time-sensitive information as soon as we have it, even while you are on the go. Sign up today!
Plant or Insect Identification/Diagnosis
Have a plant or insect that you can't identify? Have a problem with a plant that you would like to know how to treat? Submit a sample to us and let us help!
Learn from the Experts
Today's fast paced society is bustling with a sometimes overwhelming amount of internet articles, blogs and other resources. It seems a simple internet search can teach you how to do just about anything. But tread carefully! Much of this information is not necessarily research based, and in some cases can prove to be costly.
WSU Extension has a large variety of publications that are filled with research based information that you can trust. Check out their online catalog or stop by one of our offices to see what interests you. We also have a large number of free fact sheets available for online download.
Contact one of our specialists:
4-H Youth Development Food Preservation
Natalie Kinion Lizann Powers-Hammond
Animal Science Residential Gardening/Landscape
Don Llewellyn Master Gardeners
Forage & Agronomy Residential Horticulture
Steve Norberg Marianne Ophardt
Commercial Vegetables Commercial Tree Fruit & Viticulture
Tim Waters Gwen Hoheisel
Other non-Extension County Services:
Horticulture Pest & Disease Boards
Noxious Weed Control Boards
Washington State University Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.
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