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Upcoming Events

Starting Plants for Your Garden – 2019 Garden Education Series Class
Master Gardeners will discuss techniques and timing for starting seeds indoors at home.

Bring your questions to this presentation to be ready for Spring planting.

We would appreciate your signing up for the class to give us and estimate of numbers. We will send you a reminder. If you are not able to sign up you are still welcome to attend.

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop – Prosser & Lynden, WA


Blueberry pruning workshop with Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University

  • February 8, 2019 – Lynden WA
  • February 11, 2019 – Prosser, WA

Description. This free event held in the morning will entail a presentation on the rationale and fundamentals of highbush blueberry pruning. The presentation will be followed by in-field demonstrations in cooperating grower fields. Further details will follow.



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2019 WSU Cherry Fruit School: From Bud to Bucket
WSU and OSU have designed this fruit school to present the current science and practice of cherry growth and production. Presentations will cover topics pertinent from bud set through harvest, including physiology, breeding, nutrition, crop load, and harvest economics. Managers and operators are encouraged to learn from both leading researchers and a panel of top PNW cherry producers.

For more information see WSU Tree Fruit’s Fruit School website at

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Extending Knowledge.  Changing Lives.

Washington State University Extension of Benton and Franklin Counties connects area residents to the research and knowledge bases of the state’s land grant research university, providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for the residents of Benton and Franklin Counties.

Learn from the Experts

Our local programs include agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth, gardening and community horticulture, and food safety and preservation. In addition, Washington State University provides a broad range of consumer publications, online educational opportunities, and other statewide educational programs and technical assistance from four research and extension centers and 11 colleges.

Benton County – Kennewick
(Gardening, Horticulture,
Food Preservation, Animal Science)

7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-3551
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8am – 4pm
Benton County – Prosser  
(Commerical Tree Fruit, Grapes and Small Fruit)

1121 Dudley Ave
Prosser, WA 99350-1320
(509) 786-5609
Hours: Monday – Thursday | 9am – 3pm
Franklin County
(4-H, Family, Forage and Commercial Vegetables) 

404 W. Clark
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-3511
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 5:00pm
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