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Independence County Extension Programs

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. We will keep you up-to-date on things happening around the county each month. 

Extension Get Fit

Three women training with medicine balls during a Get Fit session The Extension Get Fit program (formerly known as Strong Women) is a program designed to:

  • Improve strength, balance and flexibility 
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Help maintain independence 
  • Increase energy
  • Help manage your weight 
  • Decrease pain
  • Help you feel better

This fitness class meets twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Each class includes a warm up, strength training exercises, cool down stretches and a balance exercise. Our program provides a supportive group environment and is appropriate for most fitness levels. 

For more information, contact your local county extension office. Come join in on the fun!

Photo: Fitness class in session 

Independence County Master Gardeners

Independence County MG Plant SaleThe mission of the Master Gardener program is to provide community service garden projects, educate others about gardening in Arkansas and beautify the state.

The Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Independence County Extension Office Conference Room. To learn how to become a Master Gardener, call the Extension Office at (870) 793-8840. 

Photo: Master Gardener plant sale.

Independence County 4-H Youth Development

4-H clubs conduct meetings and activities throughout the year ranging in topics.

Youth ages 5-19 (as of January 1 of the current year) are eligible to be members. It is completely free to become a 4-H member.

For more information or to get involved in the 4-H program, call the Independence County Extension Office.