Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for Barpeta District was established by Assam Agricultural University, with financial assistance from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Howly. The KVK started its functioning from September 14, 2004. The geographical location of Howly lies around 26o 25' 32.7'' N latitude and 90o 58' 13.6'' E longitude, at an elevation of 53 m above msl. Howly town is 430 km away from AAU headquarter, Jorhat, and 130 km away from the state capital Guwahati. It is easily accessible by road and is located beside National Highway No. 31, in between Bhabanipur and Barpeta Road towns to the east and west respectively. The town can also be approached by road from the district headquarter Barpeta, 12 km away, which in turn is linked to Guwahati by a metal led road. The nearest rail-head is Barpeta Road, situated only 10 km away from Howly. Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport at Guwahati is the nearest airport at a distance of 120 KM from Howly. In the absence of permanent infrastructure at its site, the KVK office functioned from a rented house at Howly town up to 2010. Now, KVK Barpeta with its various demo- cum- production units, farmers Hostel facility and instructional farm has now emerged as a source of knowledge and resource Centre for various stakeholders at district level.
The staffing pattern of KVK, Barpeta comprises of 1 no. Programme Coordinator, who is Officer-in-charge, assisted by six (6) Subject Matter Specialists, one (1) Farm Manager and two (2) Programme Assistants. The supporting staff includes one (1) Office Supdt. cum Accountant, one (1) Steno cum Computer Operator, two(2) Gr. IV employees and two(2) Driver cum Mechanic.