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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Baxter 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. 

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Agriculture is a vital part of Baxter County. The Baxter County Extension office provides a wide variety of services and educational programs. Contact Brad Runsick, Baxter County Agriculture Agent, for more information about the following programs and services.

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Services Available:

  • Soil testing
  • Hay testing
  • Water testing
  • Manure analysis
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Plant identification
  • Sprayer calibration
  • Brucellosis on-farm vaccinations

Educational Programs Available:

  • Forages
  • Beef production
  • Pesticide applicator training
  • Weed & brush control
  • Pasture insect control
  • 300 Days of Grazing program
  • Small ruminant management

Other Home Horticulture Services Available:

  • Master Gardener program
  • Vegetable production
  • Plant identification
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Soil testing
  • Ornamental plant pruning
  • Horticulture maintenance concerns
  • Fruit production


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Baxter County Extension serves over 190 county youth in projects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as a variety of other activities and programs. The Extension staff and 26 adult volunteers and 31 youth volunteers support the 9 clubs and activities below. To learn more about any of these clubs or to become a 4-H volunteer contact Billie Collins at the Baxter County Extension office at 870-425-2335 or

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Community & Economic Development

Baxter County Extension personnel work with business and community leaders along with local government officials to advance the growth of Baxter county residents and economy. Extension programs such as LeadAR help grow tomorrow's community leaders. While other things such as Rural Profile and Policy Development help bring government services to Baxter county, Extension's Arkansas Procurement Center helps local business bid on and receive government contracts. Extension Service is also available to educate on Policy Development an