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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.

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.

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Learn about agriculture in Benewah County and explore the opportunities available at the Saint Maries Farmers Market.

USDA Reminds Pacific Northwest Producers of Upcoming Crop Insurance Sales Closing Deadlines

  • The sales closing date is the last day to buy federal crop insurance. Current policyholders and uninsured producers must make all of their decisions on crop insurance coverage, especially which crops to insure and what level and type of coverage to get before the sales closing date.  The following are 2015 crop year sales closing deadlines:
    • Canola/Rapeseed – September 2 (for fall planted types);
    • Onions – September 2 (fall planted types – Umatilla/Walla Walla counties only);
    • Mint with Winter Coverage – September 30;
    • Forage Production – September 30 (select counties, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington);
    • Forage (Alfalfa) Seed – September 30;
    • Fall Planted Barley with Winter Coverage – September 30 (in select counties);
    • Fall Planted Dry Peas/Lentils with Winter Coverage – September 30 (in select counties); and
    • Wheat – September 30.
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).