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

The Benton County Extension Office is open Monday through Friday. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults. The eight-week program includes 16 exercise classes that meet twice weekly for one hour. Location: Boonslick Regional Library in Warsaw Missouri. Time: 2-3 pm  Dates: April 23, 25; May 3, 7, 9, 14, 17, 21, 23, 29, 31; June 4, 6, 11, 25, 27. Contact: Melissa Cotton, MU Extension at 660-827-0591 or email cottonmr@missouri.edu 

Note: This program is funded in part by USDA SNAP and participants must meet income eligibility guidelines.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy flyer (PDF)

 

Publications

MU Extension has publications on agriculture, natural resources, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, nutrition and health, families, community and leadership development, business and careers, emergency management and other topics. Prices vary by publication. 

 

Red Books

We are taking orders for the 2018 Red Books. If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact our office. The cost is $5.25 per book. 

 

Annual County Program Input Information

   Executive Summary (PDF)  

   Video  

 

Build Your Boardonline training program

This program was designed specifically for board members of nonprofit organizations. Participants can log in at any time and take all 16 lessons at once or can break the training up in 15-minute intervals. No meetings to attend and no travel expenses mean both time and money will be saved. To register go to extension.missouri.edu/buildyourboard