Payne County OSU Cooperative Extension

Community/Rural Development


Dr. Suzette Barta is the Payne County Extension Educator for Community and Economic Development. Oklahoma State University has a myriad of programs available to assist small businesses, professional economic developers, and community groups. 

Your local Payne County office is the starting point for using any of the services available for businesses and community. Contact Suzette Barta ( for more information about services and educational workshops designed for:

Small Businesses

How to Get Started
Business Plans
Customer Service
Visual Merchandising…and more

Professional Economic Developers

Strategic Planning
Survey Assistance
Retail Market Analysis
Demographic/Economic Data Reports
Health Planning Services
Economic Impact Studies

Community/Civic Organizations

Strategic Planning
Leadership Training (Several Topics)
Data Mining
Basics of Business Improvement Districts
Recruiting Generation Y to Civic Clubs

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Payne County Administration Building
Stillwater, OK  74074  |   (405) 747-8320