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Benton & Franklin Counties

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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 Benton and Franklin Counties and area residents.

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Today’s fast paced society is bustling with a sometimes overwhelming amount of internet articles, blogs and other resources. It seems a simple internet search can teach you how to do just about anything. But tread carefully! Much of this information is not necessarily research based, and in some cases can prove to be costly.

WSU Extension has a large variety of publications that are filled with research based information that you can trust. Check out their online catalog or stop by one of our offices to see what interests you.

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WSU Extension News

Did port slowdowns bust our hay export boom?

While Washington’s farmers rejoiced at the recent resolution of the four-month-long work slowdown at West Coast ports, the ill effects of that protracted labor dispute are not over yet. Months of late shipments have overseas markets skittish about American trade. That concern promises to linger for Washington-grown apples, wheat, potatoes and especially hay. Yes, hay.

#CougsGive125

Help WSU meet its goal of raising $125,000. The challenge begins noon March 26 and continues to midnight March 27.

http://cougsgive.wsu.edu »

#CougsGive125

Donate to any CAHNRS program as part of WSU’s first official giving day that celebrates the university's 125th anniversary year.

http://cougsgive.wsu.edu »

#CougsGive125

Participate in WSU’s first official giving day. We’re trying to get 1,250 donors and raise $125,000 in 36 hours.

http://cougsgive.wsu.edu »

#CougsGive125

Make a bold statement in celebration of Washington State University's 125th anniversary.

http://cougsgive.wsu.edu »

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
Sat
8:00 am CBJLS Steer Tag Day @ CBJLS Fairgrounds
CBJLS Steer Tag Day @ CBJLS Fairgrounds
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
CBJLS Steer Tag Day @ CBJLS Fairgrounds
 
9:30 am Springtime’s Hatching Poultry Ev... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Springtime’s Hatching Poultry Ev... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Springtime's Hatching Poultry Event... hosted by the Leftovers 4-H Club! @ Benton County Fairgrounds | Kennewick | Washington | United States
APA Sanctioned Poultry Show, Pigeon Show & Serama Table-Top Show March 28, 2015 | 9 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. | Benton-Franklin Fairgrounds – Kennewick, WA   Healthy Chicks & Adult Birds will be available! APA[...]
Mar
31
Tue
all-day Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Mar 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Tag Days! @ Benton County Fairgrounds | Kennewick | Washington | United States
    Steer Tag Day………………………… March 21, 2015 Lamb, Goat, and Swine Tag Day…. May 16, 2015 Swine Tag Photo Upload…………… June 2, 2015  
Apr
10
Fri
all-day Master Food Preserver Applicatio... @ WSU Extension Kennewick Office
Master Food Preserver Applicatio... @ WSU Extension Kennewick Office
Apr 10 all-day
Master Food Preserver Application Deadline @ WSU Extension Kennewick Office | Kennewick | Washington | United States
Applications for the 2015 Master Food Preserver Program are due by Friday, April 10th, 2015. Below is a letter from our Nutrition and Food Safety Extension Specialist, Lizann Powers-Hammond, explaining about the program.  You can[...]
Apr
16
Thu
all-day Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
Apr 16 – May 21 all-day
Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminars @ Various locations - see below
The way cattle are handled not only affects worker safety, but it also can dramatically impact animal health and profit margins of an operation. In addition, cattle care and handling is a top concern of[...]
Apr
25
Sat
8:00 am 22nd Annual Rada Rabbits & Cavie... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
22nd Annual Rada Rabbits & Cavie... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
22nd Annual Rada Rabbits & Cavies 4-H Youth April Seminar & Shows @ Benton County Fairgrounds | Kennewick | Washington | United States
Rada Rabbits & Cavies 4-H Youth April Seminar & Shows Saturday, April 25th, 2015 | 8-5pm Benton County Fairgrounds, Kennewick, WA Please see flyer for more details: Rada Rabbits and Cavies 4-H Youth Seminar &[...]
May
8
Fri
all-day Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Sch... @ WSU Franklin County Extension
Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Sch... @ WSU Franklin County Extension
May 8 all-day
Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Scholarship @ WSU Franklin County Extension | Pasco | Washington | United States
  Benton-Franklin 4-H Memorial Scholarship DUE Friday, May 8th | WSU Franklin County Extension – Pasco   Do you know a 4-H’er that has been in 4-H for the last 3 years and is graduating[...]
May
9
Sat
9:30 am Composting and Waste Reduction W... @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch
Composting and Waste Reduction W... @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Composting and Waste Reduction Workshop @ Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick Branch | Kennewick | Washington | United States
Print event flyer here
10:00 am Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am
Hypertufa Planter Class @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden | Kennewick | Washington | United States
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