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Stone County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service

We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture.  Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Stone County Extension Office is at your service!


 Cattle laying in a pasture

Stone County Agriculture

Agriculture is an important industry to Stone County.  Approximately $50,000,000 from agricultural sales were produced in 2010 (Data compiled from County Profile 2013/Stone County: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture).  Producers look to the Cooperative Extension Service to provide unbiased research based information to help their operations be more productive and efficient.

Stone County Extension offers educational programs that are available to agricultural producers, homeowners, and hobbyists.  


Read more about  Agricultural Services for Stone County.

Contact Tyler Caston for more information.


Photo: Cattle laying in a pasture.


FCS Agent oversees 4-H Cooking Club preparing food

Stone County Family & Consumer Sciences

The Stone County Family and Consumer Sciences program provides research based information in the following priority areas of food and nutrition, health and aging, finance, and marriage, parenting and family life through a variety of delivery methods like cooking schools, workshops, demonstrations, and meetings.

In 2015, Family and Consumer Sciences program offered Extension Get Fit exercise classes, Mediterranean Cooking Classes, Diabetes Workshops with food demonstrations, school programs in all of the priority areas and Food Preservation Workshops.  The Family and Consumer Science program works to provide information relevant to the needs of Stone County.


 Read More about Family and Consumer Science Programs for Stone County. 

 Contact Katie Frizzell for more information.


Photo: Family and Consumer Science Agent assisting 4-H members during Cooking Club.

4Hers look at peach trees while attending Farm to Table Camp

Stone County 4-H

Stone County 4-H has 220 4-Hers enrolled in nine 4-H clubs with 44 volunteers. We offer a variety of clubs ranging from community clubs to project clubs. Our community clubs are located throughout the county which include Big Flat 4-H Club,  Bluff Springs 4-H Club, and Timbo 4-H Club. Our project clubs include Horse Crazy Club, Herpel Hill Cooking Club, Agriculture and Livestock Club, Robotics Club, Shooting Sports and Vet Science Club give 4-Hers the opportunity to learn more about their specific project during their meetings. Our 4-Hers also participate in various competitions, camps, and events at the County, District, and State level. The 4-H program in Stone County is open to anyone ages 5 to 19.


Read More about 4-H in Stone County.

Contact  Tyler Caston or Katie Frizzell for more information.

Photo: Stone County 4-Hers look at peach trees while participating in “Farm to Table Camp”

Landscaped project at Stone County Extension Office

Stone County Master Gardeners

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

Read More about Master Gardener Program in Stone County. 

Contact Tyler Caston for more information.

Photo: One of Stone County Master Gardener's Projects