Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Servicelast updated: November 2015

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 their lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Arkansas County Extension Office is at your service!

Smart Water Usage on the Prairie

State and national water regulations are putting more emphasis on water conservation in row crop agriculture due to high water usage in crop production. Education of irrigation techniques is a way to help conserve water, promote agriculture sustain ability and help to optimize economic returns on the farm.

The PHAUCET (Pipe Hole and Universal Crown Evaluation Tool) irrigation program is a computer software application which designs and optimizes the irrigation pipe hole size so that fields are irrigated more uniformly, resulting in both water and fuel savings. This program saves money and conserves millions of gallons of alluvial water at the same time.

Healthy Shopping Choices Mean a Healthier Arkansas County

Approximately 17% of Arkansas County’s population is below poverty level. Preparing the healthiest meals possible on a limited budget presents a great challenge to this population.  Learning to prepare foods in a healthier way, reading labels for healthy ingredients and adding whole grains in place of refined grains can be beneficial. 

Community Supports 4-H Partnership

Tractor Supply Company has a long history of support for 4-H and for several years has had a relationship with local 4-H clubs to help them raise funds for their needs. This relationship allows the clubs to raise funds twice a year and promote local 4-H to the community.  Since the Stuttgart Tractor Supply store opened Arkansas County 4-H has partnered with them on the Paper Clover campaign. They have provided hot dogs for the 4-H leaders to cook and a place for 4-H promotion on a Saturday. The youth and leaders are able to meet and greet customers and discuss 4-H with them. The food is sold and the proceeds go to the paper clover campaign through the store. The local store has been great at supporting Arkansas County 4-H and assisting in any way possible. By partnering with Tractor Supply Arkansas County 4-H has been able to reach parents and youth who have not previously been reached about 4-H.  

Reducing Risk for Heart Disease

Arkansas County's population is 35% obese and 36% physically inactive. Obesity and inactivity can be a disastrous combination for heart disease as well as other chronic illnesses.  By increasing understanding and education, risk levels can be decreased. Increasing physical activity has been shown to promote a healthy weight and lessen the risk of chronic disease. The Cooperative Extension Service already offered the opportunity for improving health through exercise in eight Strong Women classes, Medicine Ball classes, Reshape Yourself, nutrition concepts, label reading, and leader trainings.  

Stuttgart Office

2900 Highway 130 East
Stuttgart, AR  72160
Phone: (870) 673-2661
Fax: (870) 673-4315

Contact Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service

Contact Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service

1009 Liberty Drive
DeWitt, Arkansas  72042
Phone: (870) 946-3231
Fax: (870) 946-3061


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Arkansas County, Arkansas

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