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Welcome to Benton-Franklin County Extension

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.

County Programs

News & Events

Your donation can make a difference Consider supporting our important community programs this Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday: Help our Master Gardeners provide crucial programs in our community

Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this "Giving Tuesday." The Foundation is a  Washington State 501(c)(3) charity organization. DONATE AT  https://mgfoundationbfc.org/ways-to-donate/   Did you know that WSU Benton Franklin…

Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County is making an impact

The Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County (MGFBFC) created, funds, and maintains a 2.5 acre Demonstration Garden with 25 individual gardens, including a vegetable garden. Besides showcasing vegetables that can be grown in the Mid-Columbia region and testing different vegetable varieties, MGs donate all produce grown to Tri-City Food Banks.
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Get Answers to Your Lawn and Garden Questions

Our Master Gardeners are still here to help with your garden and landscape questions/problems. Call us or stop by with your sample. We will have a Master Gardener contact you as soon as they can. Monday – Friday 8am-4pm (closed for lunch 12pm-1pm) (509) 736-2726 7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102, Kennewick, WA 99336
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Holiday Office Closures

    • December 23-24, 2021
        Christmas
    • December 31, 2021
        New Year
    • January 17, 2022
        Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • February 21, 2022
        Presidents’ Day

 

 

Locations

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

7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-3551
Email
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 4:00pm


Benton County – Prosser
(Commerical Tree Fruit, Grapes and Small Fruit)

***NEW ADDRESS***
Benton County Courthouse, 1st Floor
620 Market Street
Prosser, WA 99350-1320
(509) 786-5609
Email
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday | 8:30am – 4:30pm


Franklin County – Pasco
(4-H, Family, Forage and Commercial Vegetables) 

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


 

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