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Welcome to Benton-Franklin County Extension

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.

Upcoming Events

WA Small Fruit Conference – Prosser live broadcast

December 4-6, 2019

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Washington Small Fruit Conference is a 3-day conference with the latest relevant research information delivered by the scientists performing the research.  This year’s agenda features a strong mixture of topics including horticulture, breeding, pests, and food safety.  This conference is presented in association with the Lynden Ag Show, a trade show featuring vendors serving the small fruit community.  Remote viewing locations are available for the first two days of the conference in Prosser and Vancouver.

Main Location:  LYNDEN
Three days — December 4-6, 2019
Various ticket options

Washington Tractor Building, NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street

Live Remote Broadcast Locations
Two days — December 4-5, 2019
$50.00 (lunches included)

  • PROSSER – The Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Avenue
  • VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver

For full agenda, speaker profiles and to register, please visit 2019 WA Small Fruit Conference website 

For additional questions contact Stacey Beier by email or phone 360-354-1337.


Presented in collaboration by:

Washington State University Extension logoWashington Red Raspberries logo     Washington Blueberry Commission logo


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Chris Benedict by November 13th, 2019 at 1000 North Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-778-5809,


?Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación o información del programa o adaptaciones razonables deben comunicarse con Chris Benedict antes del 13 de noviembre de 2019 en 1000 Norte Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-778-5809,

WASFC does not provide invitation letters for international registrations

Sprouting Seeds at Home – Garden Education Series Class

Do you want to start plants for your garden this Spring?

By starting you own garden plants, you can try out varieties that are not available in the garden centers.  Come to Master Gardener’s class and learn how to start your own seeds.

Free class offered by WSU Master Gardeners
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Library Meeting Room
1620 S. Union — Kennewick, Washington
Contact Master Gardener Office: 509-735-3551


To receive reminders about this and other classes, please go to our website and sign-up.


WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.  Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.   Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Benton County WSU Extension Office at 7102 W Okanogan Place, Suite 102 in Kennewick, WA 99336 or by calling 509-735-3551 at least two weeks prior to an event.

XII Orchard Systems 2020
XII International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems.

Wenatchee, WA, USA.

July 26-31, 2020.

Every four years the ISHS working groups of Rootstock Breeding and Evaluation, Orchard and Plantation Systems, Environmental Physiology and Development Biology organize a worldwide symposium at which advances in a range of research topics are presented and discussed.


To register visit

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.

WSU Extension's Impacts
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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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