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Welcome to the

Stone 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 lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Stone County Extension Office is at your service!

 
 Cattle laying in a pasture

Stone County Agriculture

Agriculture is an important industry to Stone County.  Approximately $50,000,000 from agricultural sales were produced in 2010 (Data compiled from County Profile 2013/Stone County: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture).  Producers look to the Cooperative Extension Service to provide unbiased research based information to help their operations be more productive and efficient.

Stone County Extension offers several educational programs for producers. Cattle producers attended a Beef Cattle Marketing Program to learn about market expectations for cattle, after record high prices in 2015.   An Equine Health and Nutrition Program was offered to teach producers better practices for taking care of horses.

Stone County Extension works closely with other counties to provide producers with more learning opportunities.  Several upcoming multi county programs  include a Cattle Reproduction Clinic, Little Red River Beef Conference and Beef and Forage Tour.

 

Read more about Agricultural Services for Stone County.

Contact Tyler Caston for more information.

 

Photo: Cattle laying in a pasture.

Stone County Strong Women and Men exercising

Stone County Family & Consumer Sciences

The Stone County Family and Consumer Sciences program provides research based information in the following priority areas of food and nutrition, health and aging, finance, and marriage, parenting and family life through a variety of delivery methods like cooking schools, workshops, demonstrations, and meetings.

In 2015, Family and Consumer Sciences program offered Extension Get Fit exercise classes, Mediterranean Cooking Classes, Diabetes Workshops with food demonstrations, school programs in all of the priority areas and Food Preservation Workshops.  The Family and Consumer Science program works to provide information relevant to the needs of Stone County.

 

 Read More about Family and Consumer Science Programs for Stone County. 

Contact Rachel Chaney for more information.

 

Photo: Family and Consumer Science Agent assisting participants during a Mediterranean Diet Cooking Class

Stone County 4-H Vet Science Club at Livestock and Forestry Research Station

Stone County 4-H

In 2015, Stone County 4-H had over 282 4-Hers enrolled in ten 4-H clubs with 28 volunteers. We offer a variety of clubs ranging from community club to project clubs. Our community clubs are located throughout the county that work on community based projects like Bluff Springs Club's Annual Can Food Drive in Mountain View. Our project clubs like Agriculture and Livestock Club and Robotics Club give 4-Hers the opportunity to learn more about their specific project during their meetings. Our 4-Hers also participate in various competitions, camps, and events at the County, District, and State level. The 4-H program in Stone County is open to anyone ages 5 to 19.

 

Read More about 4-H in Stone County.

Contact Rachel Chaney or Mindy Sloan for more information.


Photo: Stone County 4-Hers participating in “4-H Day at the Capital”

Landscaped project at Stone County Extension Office

Stone County Master Gardeners

The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners in Stone County help sponsor events that support youth gardening; plant therapy; work with hospitals and nursing homes; promote city beautification, and provide horticulture information.  


Read More about Master Gardener Program in Stone County. 

Contact Tyler Caston for more information.


Photo: One of Stone County Master Gardener's Projects