Cooperative Extension News & Publications
Arkansas County, Arkansas
Welcome to our News and Publications page! Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications. Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.
Arkansas County Agriculture
Agriculture is an integral part of the Arkansas County culture and is vital to the economy of Arkansas County. The Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service provides several educational programs and some of these are listed below. To find out more on these programs and services or to ask about one that may not be listed, you can contact Grant Beckwith, County Extension Agent - Interim Staff Chair.
Photo: 2012 Arkansas County Corn Verification Program
Arkansas County Master Gardener Program
Master Gardeners are volunteers. They are people from all walks of life who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn and a desire to help others solve their gardening problems. The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. In Arkansas County, Master Gardeners volunteer on various projects. Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Arkansas County? Contact Grant Beckwith, CEA - Interim Staff Chair at the Arkansas County Office.
Photo: 2011 Master Gardener Class
Arkansas County Family and Consumer Sciences
Helping Arkansans enhance their quality of life through education is the goal of Family and Consumer Sciences. We deliver programs and information aimed at making life better, healthier and safer for individuals, families and communities. For more information about these programs contact the Arkansas County Extension office.
Photo: Arkansas County Volunteers alter curtains for Dana's House.
Arkansas County 4-H
4-H is the "largest" youth organization in the world with more than 6.5 million members. In Arkansas there are 133,000 members. 4-H has been in existence over 100 years. 4-H clubs give youth ages 5-19 an opportunity to participate in the youth development educational program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Youth in 4-H clubs will learn life skills, enhance leadership skills, and increase self-esteem while serving a number of community service projects. Youth in 4-H clubs have an opportunity to compete in a number of competitive activities, attend camps, and earn scholarships for education. County Extension staff work with 4-H members and leaders in their 4-H club.
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