The place to go when you need to know

The Benton County Extension Center is available to help you get the information you need. Extension can get you research-based information in the areas of agriculture, business and the workforce, children and teens, community development, environmental quality, family life, home and garden, and nutrition and health.


Office hours

Due to county budget cuts, the Benton County Extension Office is now only open three days per week.  The extension office is now open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; closed Thursdays and Fridays.


Cattlemen's Bus Tour

This years Cattlemen's Bus Tour will be August 4th through August 7th.  Price per head is $335 and includes bus fee & all hotel costs (double occupancy).  Registration and full payment must be received no later than June 20th.  For more details see the flyer (PDF), reservation form (PDF) and preliminary agenda (PDF). You can also call Gene Schmitz at the Benton County Extension Office at 660-438-5012, or email