Benton County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Benton County

Information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Benton County is just a click away.  You can access information in Agriculture & Environment, Families & Healthy Living, 4-H & Youth, and Business & Community.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has research-based information and education to help you.


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County News

October 12, 2020

Farm equipment in field photoStop by to enjoy a meal as you're hard at work with the harvest.  We want to thank you for your efforts and share important resources.

September 23, 2020

Child in daycare photoSeveral online trainings for child care providers will be offered this fall and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists.

September 16, 2020

Tomatoes photoLearn how to preserve tomatoes and apples with 1-hour online sessions for no cost.  Registration is required.

August 17, 2020

COVID 19 photoChildren aren't the only ones wondering what going back to school will be like this fall.  Back-to-school planning is an ever-changing environment this year.

July 17, 2020

comfort photoQPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.  Weekly online program offered from July 21, 2020 to October 27, 2020.


woodworking for wildlife.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

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