Welcome to the
Izard 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 Izard County Extension Office is at your service!
What's Happening Now!
Living Well with Diabetes
Living Well with diabetes is a multi-session program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families.
Class Dates: January 30th February 6th and 13th.
Class Times: 1:00pm thru 3:00 pm
Session Cost: $5.00 per class or $15.00/all four
Class Location: Ozarka College in Melbourne
For more information or to register for the series contact the Izard County Extension Office at (870)368-4323 79 Municipal Drive Melbourne AR 72556
Spring Beef and Forage Conference
Tuesday, February 21st @ 5:30pm
RSVP by: Monday February 13th
Location: Ozarka College in Ash Flat
Cost: $10 per person
The Arkansas 300-Day Grazing Program has successfully shown effective cost-saving measures for extending the grazing season. Yet, for some producers that haven't adopted 300 Day Grazing practices, the most common comment regarding why they haven't is: "I just don't have time." So a new educational approach is being conducted for the 300 Days Grazing Program called "It's About Time". Now we are measuring the amount of time it takes to harvest and feed hay vs. time needed for improving fall and winter grazing. The results are surprising.