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Please check UI Extension, Benewah County’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information while this website is under construction.


What we do

UI Extension, Benewah County, provides area citizens with research-based information focusing on agriculture, forestry and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, nutrition and youth development.

The UI Extension Benewah County Office will be closed on December 24th at noon and will re-open on December 26, 2014.

4-H and Youth Development

4-H prepares young people ages 5 to 18 years for the life skills they need to face the challenges and adventures they encounter as they grow and become productive citizens in their own communities. Learn about 4-H and other youth development programs.

Idaho Master Gardener
Idaho Master Gardener Program

Idaho Master Gardeners expand their knowledge and skills in home horticulture and serve their communities as trained volunteers.

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Panhandle Forestry

There are many opportunities to learn about forest health through classes that are conducted by UI Extension as well as other contributors. Become an Idaho Master Forest Steward where you can learn about the forests in our area and share your knowledge with others.

  • Current Topics in Forest Health
    • Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn in Coeur d’Alene
    • December 19, 2014, Friday
    • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Click here for a registration form and more agenda information
  • Family Foresters Workshop
    • Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn in Coeur d’Alene
    • January 16, 2015, Friday
    • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    • Click here for a registration form and agenda information.
  • For more information on all up coming workshops click here.
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Learn about agriculture in Benewah County and explore the opportunities available at the Saint Maries Farmers Market.  For more workshops go to

  • 41st Annual Hermiston Farm Fair
    • Hermiston Conference Center
    • December 3-5, 2014
    • For more information on Farm Fair:
    • New this year will be a High Residue Farming workshop. This workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of high residue farming, residue management, direct seeding, strip-tillage and the components of a high residue farming system. Speaker Andy McGuire is the Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist with WSU Extension in the Columbia Basin of Washington. The cost is $15. Class size is limited to only 20 participants. Pre-registration is required:  .
  • 2015 Idaho Pre-Licensing Training for Pesticide Applicators
Panhandle 4-H

The Panhandle region is composed of the five northern counties of Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone. Local UI Extension offices are maintained in four of the five counties (all but Shoshone County).