Stone County Extension Office

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!

Stone County Agriculture

Stone County Extension offered several educational programs for producers. For instance the Beef and Forage tour, Little Red River Beef Conference, Tri-County Forage Meeting, Beef & Forage Seminar, and Fall Forage Workshop. In 2013, two weed control demonstrations were done on bermudagrass renovations resulting in higher hay quality due to the control of crabgrass. After producers followed soil, fertilizer, seeding, and weed control recommendations, they had first cuttings of hay equaling 1200 square bales on 20 acres each. One of the producers sold all his hay for $4,800 ($4/bale) in a flooded hay market. Additional producers did a complete renovation totaling 180 acres of bermudagrass forage establishment. After attending the Fall Forage Meeting, four producers are incorporating forage brassicas into their operations to reduce hay usage.

Consumer Sciences

Strong Women and Men (SWM) Program is offered in Stone County to fight health and aging related diseases in older adults. In 2013, five classes were offered with 45 participants consisting of 66 sessions. In the past year, the SWM program has gone from 20 to 46 participants, which helps older adults in Stone County improve their quality of life. The 2013 participants saw improvement in their strength and flexibility. Most of the 2013 participants said that they look forward to coming to class each week. One open ended program evaluation said, “I have started to see changes in my strength, endurance, and flexibility. I have found that I can do things that I could not do before after just one, twelve-week class.”

Stone Co 4-H

Vet Science Club members spent one day of their spring break at the Livestock Research Station in Batesville, AR to learn about bovine management procedures. Each 4-Her observed the proper way to administer a management technique and then demonstrated their knowledge gained by applying the technique individually. The techniques applied were: vaccination according to BQA guidelines, de-horning, deworming, blood samples, and cattle handling/safety techniques. 4-Hers have since demonstrated their skills by passing them
on to the public through speeches, display boards, fair projects, State O’ Rama Livestock Skills team, and working with local Veterinarians.

Stone County Extension Office

Phone:  870-269-3295
Address:  205 Martin St.
City/State:  Mountain View, AR 72560,

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