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Business & Communities

How can I strengthen my leadership skills? What can I do to improve the local economy and quality of life? Are there resources and opportunities available to help businesses and communities achieve their goals? Explore our website or contact your county Extension office to learn how the Cooperative Extension Service can support your efforts to develop forward-looking leaders, vibrant communities and a better economic future for businesses large and small.


Register today for one of our Grant Writing Workshops!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is making over $26 million in grant funding available to strengthen local and regional food systems through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

Attend one of our free grant writing workshops to learn more about the 2016 programs and strategies for writing a successful grant proposal.

  • April 12, 2016 – Pine Bluff 
  • April 14, 2016 – Forrest City
  • April 15, 2016 – Van Buren
  • April 20, 2016 – Hope
  • April 21, 2016 – Eudora
  • April 27, 2016 – Yellville

Download a workshop flyer and agenda here.


To register, contact Stacey McCullough (; 501-671-2078) or Iris Crosby (

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Looking ahead to the 2016 election.

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