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.



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. 


Cooking Matters at the Store grocery store tour at Newman's Country Mart in Warsaw - two tours on November 8, 2016

First Tour 10 am -11:30 am

Second Tour 1:30 pm - 3 pm

The program is free and participants receive a $10 gift card to the grocery store to buy healthy groceries at the end of the tour, a shopping tote, and a booklet. Limit of six per tour. Registration required.

Flyer: Cooking Matters at the Store grocery store tour 


Red Books

We are taking orders for the 2017 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)  



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