The place to go when you need to know

The Benton County Extension Center is available to help you get the information you need. Extension can get you research-based information in the areas of agriculture, business and the workforce, children and teens, community development, environmental quality, family life, home and garden, and nutrition and health. 

Office hours

The Benton County Extension Office is open Monday through Friday. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.


Regional Grazing School Scheduled (PDF)

June 20 and 21, 2019  school will be held at the basement of the FCS Financial building    2600 S Limit  Sedalia MO 65301  

8 am  to 4:30 pm each day

Registration includes materials and two noon meals and is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Producers must register by Friday, June 14, 2019 by contacting the Pettis County SWCD office at 660-826-3339 extension 3


Pasture Walk Scheduled (PDF)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hosts for the event are Ron and Valerie Dent of Cole Camp MO. The pasture walk is 18867 Hwy F and is approximately 4 miles south of Cole Camp on Hwy F on the west side of the road. The event will start promptly at 7 pm and last for approximately 1.5 hours. Refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to attend. If you have questions please cpmtact Gene Schmitz at or call the Pettis County Extension Center at 660-827-0591.



MU Extension has publications on agriculture, natural resources, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, nutrition and health, families, community and leadership development, business and careers, emergency management and other topics. Prices vary by publication. 


Free Publications


Red Books

We are taking orders for the 2019 Red Books. If you would like to reserve a copy, please contact our office. The cost is $5.50 per book. 


Annual County Program Input Information

   Executive Summary (PDF)  



Build Your Boardonline training program

This program was designed specifically for board members of nonprofit organizations. Participants can log in at any time and take all 16 lessons at once or can break the training up in 15-minute intervals. No meetings to attend and no travel expenses mean both time and money will be saved. To register go to