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Welcome To The 

Clay 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 Clay County Extension Office is at your service!

Check out our 'What We Do' Video to learn more about us!

Dial Guage Testing

Dial Gauge Testing for Food Preservation

A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry.


It is important to have the dial gauge tested every year and to do a check of any seals to make sure they are in good condition for another year of canning.  


Make sure you are getting the safest product from you efforts.  Simply schedule a free test of your dial pressure gauge by calling the Clay County Extension office.  


To schedule a test contact Debbie Baker at 870-598-2246 or


 To learn more click here

Photo: Pressure canner dial gauge announcement

Group of farmers listening to specialist about field demonstration

Clay County Field Days

Clay County Extension offers yearly field days for producers to come and view the work we are doing.  Producers have a chance to view different varieties in the field and also other work such as weed control demonstrations, etc.  Participants also have the opportunity to visit with Extension Agronomists and company representatives at the field day.  Make plans to join us in 2017.



Photo: Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist, visits with producers on soybean varieties at the Eastern Clay County Field Day.

Zero Tolerance Sign

Fighting Glyphosate Resistant Pigweeds

Clay County farmers have been the leaders in fighting glyphosate resistant pigweeds. 


To learn about a community-based program called Zero Tolerance click here

Photo:  Zero Tolerance Zone Sign


Arkansas Rice Performance Trials Clay County in front of a rice field

Variety Testing in Clay County

Clay County Extension Service is noted for its variety testing programs.  Each year, two soybean variety demonstrations, two corn hybrid demonstrations, one cotton variety demonstration, and one Arkansas Rice Performance Trial (ARPT) are located in Clay County.  Producers utilize this local data generated here to help them make their variety selections.  The plots are harvested and the data is mailed to producers and also shared at county production meetings.  Testing varieties on a local basis is great information to go along with other demonstrations around the state when choosing a variety for an individual's farm.

To view results check out our Programs Page.


Photo:  The Arkansas Rice Performance Trial (ARPT) examines various traits of many varieties and is placed in strategic locations within the huge rice production area of eastern Arkansas.  Clay County's ARPT is especially important to northeast Arkansas' rice industry because it represents growing conditions unique to our area.

 healthy people

Extension Wellness Ambassador Program

Are you interested in health, nutrition, and being active?  The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is now taking application for the Extension Wellness Ambassador Program.  

Trainings have been set for January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at the Craighead County Extension Office in Jonesboro.  


Registration is required.

To register or for more information contact Debbie Baker at 870-598-2246 or


 For more information on the Wellness Ambassador Program click here

Photo: healthy people

Youth Leadership Citizenship Team 

Clay County 4-H Youth Leadership Citizenship Team

YLCT is a group of Clay County high school juniors learning leadership skills while being introduced to local, county and state government.  The youth also learn diversity, communication, team work, financial management and much more.  The purpose is to train productive citizens that contribute and give back to their communities.


Check out our Facebook page! 


Photo: Clay County Youth Leadership Citizenship Team with Representative Joe Jett


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