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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.

  • Forestry Shortcouse
    • Offered in Coeur d’Alene and Priest River
    • Click here for a registration form and more information
    • Many Idaho forest owners desire a better understanding of “what makes their forest tick” and how they can better manage their forest property.  The Forestry Shortcourse will help you: 1) understand basic principles of forest ecology and silviculture; 2) apply that knowledge to your forest to meet your goals, and; 3) develop a written forest management plan for your property.
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Learn about agriculture in Benewah County and explore the opportunities available at the Saint Maries Farmers Market.

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).