I've heard the extension offices "vary" from county to county(if you know what I mean)
Ours here in Faulkner County is awesome. I'm sure your office deals mostly with Rice, Soy Beans and Cotton due to your area being heavy in field crops.
We have our share of Rice and Beans grown here(not nearly as much as you) but we also have several orchards, and a strong Master Gardener program. It's only been 7 or 8 yrs now that our office has really started being a good rescource for us in Lawn Care. They work hard to get us classes and workshops dealing with turfgrass and when we have questions, they are quick to get back with us with answers.
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.