Extension Service Educational Programs & Services
Stone County, Arkansas
The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services. If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.
Agriculture is a vital part of Stone County. The Stone County Extension Office provides a wide variety of services and educational programs.
Current Agriculture services available:
- Brucellosis Vaccination
- Soil testing
- Hay testing
- Water testing
- Manure analysis
- Plant disease diagnosis
- Plant identification
- Sprayer calibration
Current Agriculture programs offered:
- Beef & Forage Meeting
- Pesticide Applicator training
- Vegetable and Fruit production programs
- Weed & Brush control programs
- Cattle & insect control programs
- Pasture insect control programs
- Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP)
- Master Gardener training
- Horticulture Programs
The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners in Stone County help sponsor events that support youth gardening, plant therapy, work with hospitals, nursing homes, city beautification, and horticulture information.
Contact the Stone County Ag agent for more information about the following programs and services.
- Community and Economic Development
Stone County Extension staff work with business and community leaders along with local government officials to advance the growth of Stone County, residents and economy.
Extension Services offers the following programs and information:
-helps grow tomorrow's community leaders
- Rural Profile and Policy development
-helps bring government services to Stone County
- Extension Arkansas Procurement Center
-helps local business bid on and receive government contracts.
- Provides information on establishing farmers market.
- Ballots Issues education.
Contact Rachel Chaney the Stone County Interim Staff Chair for more information.
- Family & Consumer Sciences
Stone County Extension Service offers programs in Family and Consumer Science in the following areas:
- Food and Nutrition
- Marriage, Parenting and Family Life
- Health and Aging
- Financial Management
Examples of FCS Programs offered:
- Extension Get Fit Program- 2 classes at Fox, AR and Mountain View, AR
- Best Care (Training for Childcare Providers)
- Extension Homemakers Club (3 clubs in Stone County)
- Get Real, Here's the Deal ( Youth Financial Program)
- SNAP-Ed ( Nutrition Education- Youth & Adult)
- Mediterranean Diet Cooking Schools (Nutrition Program)
- Extension Wellness Ambassador Program (Health Program)
Contact Rachel Chaney the Stone County FCS/ 4-H Agent for more information on programs and services offered.
- 4-H Youth and Development
Stone County Extension Service serves over 190 active 4-H youth in a variety of projects depending on the youth's interest such as Food, Nutrition, Livestock, Hippology, Community Service and many more. The Extension staff and over 32 4-H volunteers support the 9 clubs and other 4-H activities.
Stone County Active 4-H Clubs:
Big Flat 4-H Club
Leader: Kim Shelton
This is a community club that meets at the Big Flat Community Center, typically on Sunday afternoons monthly.
Bluff Springs 4-H Club
Leader: Shayleigh Turner and Kasey Morgan
This club is community service oriented. Bluff Springs 4-H Club is a general club that embraces the mission of 4-H by offering a variety of activities and projects. The club takes a special interest in community service and supporting the county fair through entries of crafts, horticulture and all species of livestock. The club meets monthly, generally at the EHC building.
Ag and Livestock 4-H Club
Leader: Amber Kennon
This project club focuses on all aspects of agriculture and livestock projects. This club is agriculture based with an emphasis on youth leadership skills and community service. They meet bi-monthly meetings, once for a formal business meeting with a program following, and once for a project activity or hands on educational program. Meetings are held in the Mountain View High School agriculture classroom or around the county for various hands on learning projects.
Herpel Hill Cooking Club
Leader: Telisha Tinkle
This is a project and community club that meets at the Stone County Extension office monthly. Members get the opportunity to learn about nutrition and food safety, creating recipes, and learn proper cooking skills. Member will also do arts, crafts, community service and other 4-H projects.
Leader: Mindy Sloan
This project club focuses on building robots and explores the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics field. This club meets bi-monthly at the Extension office.
Horse Crazy 4-H Club
Leader: Lee Anne Simons
This project club focuses on horses, horse safety, and proper care. This club typically meets the last Monday of the month at the Extension office.
Timbo 4-H Club
Leader: Heather Pruitt
This is a fairly new community club that will be meeting at the Timbo Multi- Purpose Room.
Shooting Sports / Archery 4-H Club
Leader: Wesly Morgan
This club focuses on learning shooting sports safety, proper technique and accuracy. This club meets bi-monthly during the school year.
Vet Science 4-H Club
Leader: Loretta Trammell
This club focuses on Vet Science curriculum provided by the U of A Division of Agriculture. This club typically meets bi-monthly at the Extension office. Members are junior and senior 4-Hers interested in pursuing a career in the Veterinary and Medical field.
The Stone County 4-H Family and Policy Guide will give you more information on Stone County 4-H member,leader and club responsibilities as well as policies and guidelines for youth and adults to follow.