Mississippi County Leads Arkansas in Row Crop Production
Named for the river on her eastern border, Mississippi County grows more row crops
than any other county in Arkansas. In 2013, almost a half a million acres of row
crops valued at more than $300 million were grown in Mississippi County. Soybeans
and cotton made up around 75% of the county's row crop acreage with corn, rice, and
wheat making up the balance. For additional information on agriculture in Mississippi
County please contact Ray Benson, CES - Staff Chair, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jason Osborn, CES - Agriculture at email@example.com, or by calling the Cooperative Extension office at (870) 762-2075.
Photo: 2013 cotton harvest in Mississippi County.
Family and Consumer Sciences-Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well
The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program in Mississippi County helps Arkansans
live well by providing educational programs in foods and nutrition, health and aging,
family life, and money management as well as encouraging community involvement, leadership
development, and personal growth. Contact Pam Pruett, FCS agent, at the Mississippi
County office for more information on any of these programs. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 870-762-2075.
Photo: Patrons participate in a Chef Charles event at the Mississippi County Senior
Center-Osceola in 2013.
Mississippi County Community and Economic Development Program
The mission of Community and Economic Development (CED) is to strengthen Arkansas
communities and businesses through research-based education.
Photo: Bobby Hall, a Parliamentarian and U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative
Extension Service Program Associate for Community and Economic Development, leads
a workshop for Mississippi County citizens in August 2013 at Arkansas Northeastern
College in Blytheville.