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.

New 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.

Corn Silage Production for Beef Cattle Operations

A workshop was held on March 4 covering various topics regarding corn silage production for beef cattle operations.  Topics covered were:  agronomic aspects of growing corn for silage, silage versus grain varieties of corn, economic considerations of corn silage production for beef producers, and silage storage and feeding considerations.  PDF files of presentations and handouts are available below.

     Silage Storage and Feeding Consideration (PDF) - by Patrick Davis

     Agronomic Practices for Corn Silage Production (PDF) - by Travis Harper

     Corn Silage for Beef Production:  Economic Considerations (PDF) -

          by Brent Carpenter