Saline 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 Arkansas County Extension Office is at your service!

Agriculture: Working with Producers of All Ages

The Saline County Extension Service has many services and educational tools to offer producers of all ages, as well as, homeowners.  For more information contact Ron Matlock,

Master Gardeners:  Beautifying the County

The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. 

For 22 years, the Saline County Master Gardeners have cared for the flower beds in front of the Gann Museum. The museum is an architectural landmark being the only known building in existence that is constructed out of bauxite. Built in 1893 as the office of Dr. Jewell Gann Sr., the museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Master Gardeners feel a connection to Saline County’s past through this long tenured project to beautify the grounds in front of the building.

In addition to beautification projects, the Saline County Master Gardeners sponsor a wide range of educational programs, seminars, plant sales, and other activities.  For more information contact Ron Matlock, 

Saline County 4-H: Making the Best Better

Saline County's 4-H program is for all youth between the ages of 5 and 19. We have a variety of community and special interest clubs with something for everyone. Member projects range from Health and Wellness to Crop and Seed Identification to Backyard Poultry. We have a strong emphasis on ATV safety and often conduct courses to teach hands-on riding safety to children. The goal of the Saline County Extension Service is to offer the opportunity to each eligible youth to become involved in the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Join a 4-H club today!  For additional information on 4-H in Saline County, contact Stephany Rogers,

Saline County Family and Consumer Sciences

Saline County Extension Service is dedicated to meeting the community education needs of its residents with a variety of relevant programs such as Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Senior Nutrition and Food Safety.  Kris Elliott works closely with the county residents to increase knowledge of health and wellness. For additional information contact, contact  Kris Elliott,

Contact Saline County Cooperative Extension Service

1605 Edison Ave
Benton, Arkansas  72015
Phone: (501) 303-5672
Fax: (501) 303-5639


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Saline County, Arkansas

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