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Independence County Office

Welcome to the Independence County Office, Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

We are part of the University of Arkansas System Cooperative Extension Service's statewide network and the U of A System's Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economics well-being and the quality of lives. Whether it's agriculture, 4-H, family and consumer science, or community development, our Independence County office is at your service.

Who We Serve

Historic Charles R. Handford House - Photo courtesy of Valis55 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

We serve the people of Batesville, Newark, Cushman, Oil Trough, and other Independence County towns by providing free non-biased, research-based advice for farmers and families.

We can help you with 4-H youth development, soil testing, insecticide recommendations, weed id, produce safety, animals and forages, money management, parenting, food safety and preservation, nutrition and so much more!

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