Independence County 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 Independence County Extension Office is at your service!

Independence County Agricultural Programs

Out of the 488,000 total acres in Independence County, 58% is farmland and 40% is timber or woodlands.  Of the farmland, 75% is in hay or pasture and 25% is in field crops including soybeans, wheat, corn, and rice.  Beef cattle and poultry are the main livestock enterprises in the county.  The Independence County Extension Office offers educational programs in many areas including forages, beef, field crops, timber, horticulture and Master Gardeners.

Independence County Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Science programs, such as Strong Women; Healthy Cooking classes; Small Steps to Health and Wealth; Best Care; and Guiding Children, successfully engage community members to help them better their lives and the lives of their family members.

Independence County 4-H Program

4-H is the youth development program of the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H members range in age from 5-19 years and can select from 82 project areas. 4-H is a fun and educational program where kids "learn by doing."  It's a great opportunity for youth to acquire knowledge and skills.  4-H clubs are made up of adult volunteers working with a group of young people who want to learn new things, meet new people and have a good time along the way! 
Community service is an integral part of 4-H.  In Independence County, we have 18 organized clubs with 318 members and 82 volunteer leaders. 

Contact Independence County Cooperative Extension Service

Contact Independence County Cooperative Extension Service

1770 Myers Street
Batesville, Arkansas  72501
Phone: (870) 793-8840
Fax: (870) 793-2776


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Independence County, Arkansas