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Extension Service Educational Programs & Services

Stone 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.

Agriculture is a vital part of Stone County. The Stone County Extension Office provides a wide variety of services and educational programs.

Current Agriculture services available:

  • Brucellosis Vaccination
  • Soil testing
  • Hay testing
  • Water testing
  • Manure analysis
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Plant identification
  • Sprayer calibration

Current Agriculture programs offered:

  • Beef & Forage Meeting
  • Pesticide Applicator training
  • Vegetable and Fruit production programs
  • Weed & Brush control programs
  • Cattle & insect control programs
  • Pasture insect control programs
  • Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP)
  • Master Gardener training
  • Horticulture Programs

Master Gardener:

The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners in Stone County help sponsor events that support youth gardening, plant therapy, work with hospitals, nursing homes, city beautification, and horticulture information. 

Contact Tyler Caston the Stone County Agriculture agent for more information about the following programs and services.

Stone County Extension staff work with business and community leaders along with local government officials to advance the growth of Stone County, residents and economy.

Extension Services offers the following programs and information:

  • LeadAR
      -helps grow tomorrow's community leaders
  • Rural Profile and Policy development
     -helps bring government services to Stone County
  •  Extension Arkansas Procurement Center
      -helps local business bid on and receive government contracts.
  • Provides information on establishing farmers market.
  • Ballot Issues education.

Contact Tyler Caston the Stone County Staff Chair for more information. 

Stone County Extension Service offers programs in Family and Consumer Science in the following areas: 

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Marriage, Parenting and Family Life
  • Health and Aging
  • Financial Management

Examples of FCS Programs offered:

  • Extension Get Fit Program- class meets 3 times per week in Mountain View, AR
  • Serv Safe Manager's Certification Course & Exam
  • Best Care (Training for Childcare Providers)
  • Extension Homemakers Club (2 clubs in Stone County: Redbud and Luber-Signal Hill) 
  • Get Real, Here's the Deal ( Youth Financial Program)
  • SNAP-Ed ( Nutrition Education- Youth & Adult)
  • Food Preservation
  • Living Well with Diabetes

Contact Anna Harlan the Stone County FCS/ 4-H Agent for more information on programs and services offered. 

Stone County Extension Service serves over 100 active 4-H youth in a variety of projects depending on the youth's interest such as Food, Agriculture, Livestock, Wildlife, Community Service and many more. The Extension staff and 4-H volunteers support the our clubs and other 4-H activities. 

Stone County Active 4-H Clubs:

Mountain View Community Project 4-H Club

Leader: Anna Harlan

This club is community service oriented. The club takes a special interest in community service and supporting the county fair through entries of crafts, horticulture and all species of livestock. The club meets monthly, generally at the EHC building.

Ag and Natural Resources 4-H Club

Leaders: Amber Kennon & Brandy Stoltze

This project club dives into all aspects of agriculture and livestock projects with a heavy emphasis on natural resources. This club is enjoys hiking and wildlife education.

Herpel Hill Cooking Club

Leader: Telisha Tinkle

This is a project and community club that meets at the Stone County Extension office monthly. Members get the opportunity to learn about nutrition and food safety, creating recipes, and learn proper cooking skills. Member will also do arts, crafts, community service and other 4-H projects.

Robotics Club

This project club focuses on building robots and explores the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics field. This club meets bi-monthly at the Extension office.

Ben 4-H Club

Leaders: Braiden & Paige White

Shooting Sports / Archery 4-H Club

This club focuses on learning shooting sports safety, proper technique and accuracy. 

Contact Tyler Caston the Stone County Agriculture Agent/Staff Chair or Anna Harlan the Stone County FCS/4-H agent for more information on how to get involved in Stone County 4-H.