Welcome To The
Lincoln County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Lincoln County Extension Office is at your service!
Lincoln County, Arkansas Agronomy
Within Lincoln County, there are 132,000 acres of cropland including cotton, rice, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, and wheat. Increasing production efficiency is a major goal of row crop producers. The Extension staff is here to help you increase your efficiency of production through educational programs and services. Some of our programs include Research Verification Fields, variety trials, insecticide efficacy trials, weed control trials, irrigation efficiency and timing, and soil testing for both fertility and nematodes. Contact the Lincoln County Extension staff for more information regarding agronomy programs and services.
Photo: McGraw Rice Research Verification Program field
Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP)
Lincoln County has approximately 137 cattle farms with a total number of cows and calves at just over 10,000. Producers are always looking for ways to decrease input costs while maintaining productivity. Let the Lincoln County Extension staff increase cow/calf productivity and profits by sharing research based management practices that can be implemented on your farm. These practices include soil and forage testing, pasture inventories, herd health programs and increasing grazing days. Learn more about our agricultural services here.
Photo: Farabough ABIP Breeding/Calving season project.
Lincoln County 4-H Youth Development
The Cane Creek Critters 4-H Club in Lincoln County spent much of their Spring Break experiencing history of Arkansas! They toured the Toltec Mounds State Park where they learned how Arkansas Indians lived and made their own tools, spears, arrows, and blow guns to hunt and grow crops. They also visited the Plantation Agricultural Museum and learned about pioneer living. They had the opportunity to make several pioneer toys and play several games that pioneer children their age might have played. Another Spring Break activity included visiting the Desha County Museum. Here they learned how early settlers lived. They walked through an 1840's log house, sat at desks in a one-room school, practiced their skills on a manual typewriter, and sat on early farming tractors and equipment.
This is just one example of the many programs offered to 4-H members. Project-based learning has laid the ground work that will carry youth on to bigger and better things whether they choose a science-based career path or not. Contact the Lincoln County Extension Office for more information regarding 4-H services and programs.
Photo: A docent at the Plantation Agricultural Museum demonstrates how early Arkansans removed seeds from cotton for Cane Creek 4-H Club members.
Lincoln County Extension Homemakers Sponsor Pickling Workshop
Recently the Lincoln County Extension Homemakers sponsored and assisted the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Jane Newton, with a Pickling Workshop. Participants learned new skills and practiced old ones while preparing Pickled Baby Carrots and Spiced Apple Rings. At the end of the workshop each participant received a jar of each type of pickle. Since 1912, members of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC) have made it their mission to empower individuals and families to improve their lives through continuing education, leadership development, and community service. The organization is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer groups in the state with a membership of 4,400 and over 350 clubs. If you would like to be a member of this vibrant organization, please contact the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Office for more information.
Photo: Workshop participants learn pickling skills.