Benton County

Truman Dam in Benton county


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  • Important update related to COVID-19

    • As Missouri COVID-19 restrictions ease, MU Extension is resuming some face-to-face operations. Faculty and staff are delivering programs and services in our community while striving to follow CDC guidelines to keep you and ourselves safe. Please follow any guidance posted on this page or at our office. In the meantime, many events will continue to be delivered online and our list of public COVID-19 resources continues to grow to address your needs.
    • Until further notice, the Benton County MU Extension Center will be open 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1–4p.m. Monday through Friday with the following protocols in place due to COVID-19:
    • • At this time, we are not allowing individuals in the office. Please knock on the door or call during business hours. We ask that most business be conducted by phone at 660-438-5012 or email.
    • • If you must come in, you can only enter if you do not have a cough, temperature, sneezing or runny nose or you have not recently been sick. You will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing. We look forward to assisting you. Please call and instructions will be given on how to proceed.
    • • Soil samples will continue to be accepted. If you need to drop off samples, please call to make arrangements.
    • If you have questions or need assistance, you may contact County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment Amie Breshears at 660-438-5012.
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MU Extension in Benton County
100 W. Washington
PO Box 969
Warsaw, MO 65355

Office hours:

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday


The Benton County Extension Center is located at the corner of Washington and Commercial in downtown Warsaw.