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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Mississippi 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.



cotton harvest 

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, or Jason Osborn, CES - Agriculture at, or by calling the Cooperative Extension office at (870) 762-2075.

Photo: 2013 cotton harvest in Mississippi County.

Archived Agriculture Newsletters from Mississippi County



Archived Demonstration Reports



 Family Consumer Sciences 




Miss. Co. Ambassador Wellness 2015

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: or phone: 870-762-2075.

Photo: Patrons participate in a Chef Charles event at the Mississippi County Senior Center-Osceola in 2013.




Community Economic Development

 CED photo

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.