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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Marion 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.


Cattle herd
Weed Control Demonstration
Brian taking a hay sample
Photo: Cattle herd. Photo: Weed Control Demonstration. Photo: Brian taking a hay sample.

Agriculture Programs

Agriculture is a vital part of Marion County. The Marion County Extension office provides a wide variety of services and educational programs. Contact Brian See, County Agriculture Agent for more information.

  • Soil Testing
  • Forage Testing
  • Manure Nutrient Testing
  • Sprayer Calibration
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Plant Identification
  • Weed Control Recommendations
  • Insect Identification
  • Cow-Herd Performance Analysis
  • Weighing Livestock
  • Agriculture Consultations

  • Forage Production
  • Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Small Animal Production
  • 300 Days of Grazing
  • Forestry

  • Master Gardener Training
  • Soil Test Counseling
  • Plant Disease Diagnostics
  • Horticulture Pruning
  • Home Gardening
  • Plant and Insect Identification
  • Lawn Maintenance


How to Tail Bleed for Pregnancy Testing

Picture of a poster displaying the myPlate logo, there is also nutritious snacks in the back ground at a local grocery store.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

In Marion County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families. Participants report eating more fruit and vegetables, choosing low fat dairy products and whole grains - all healthier choices - as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


UofA Master Gardeners Logo (tree within)

Marion County Master Gardener Projects

The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. In Marion County, Master Gardeners volunteer on 6 public garden projects ranging from a butterfly demonstration garden at the Marion County Extension office, to a flower garden at the Marion County Court Yard and a butterfly garden at the Gaston's Visitor Center. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Marion County or you would like more information, please contact Brian See CEA-Agriculture at the Marion County Office.


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Marion County 4-H Clubs

The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. Membership in 4-H is free and provides you with a world of opportunities! Join 4-H today! To learn more about Marion County 4-H Clubs please contact the Marion County Extension office at 870-449-6349 or email us at

Marion County 4-H Flyer