Welcome to Blaine County Cooperative Extension
Under the general management of the county extension director, farmers, community leaders, homemakers, and youth are provided access to educational resources in the following area:
Agriculture - Crop and livestock production and management; pest management, marketing systems, natural resource management, and farm safety.
Rural Development - Community and economic development, business development, management and leadership programs, community infrastructure and services such as fire protection, solid waste management, transportation, etc., and public official education and assistance programs.
Family and Consumer Sciences - Human nutrition and food safety, health and wellness, parenting education, individual family financial management, stress and resource management, and family and community leadership programs.
Blaine County 4-H - Leadership and citizenship programs and technical skills development of youth in agriculture, home economics, health, science, and conservation.
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is tied to the United States Department of Agriculture. Federal state laws provide for funding personnel and programs through a cooperative agreement within USDA, Oklahoma State University, state government, and county government. Counties benefit from this partnership. The majority of the cooperative extension professionals and staff are assigned to counties.
Program development starts withlocal input. Every county has a Program Planning Advisory Council (PPAC) made up of local residents appointed by the county extension director. Representatives from the county council serve on a district Council. Representatives from the district council are appointed to a state council, thereby allowing equal input from every region of the State.