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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Boone County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.

 

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Agriculture

Boone County is home to over 1,250 farms making agriculture very important to the economy of our county. Boone is one of the top 5 beef producing counties in the state, with cow-calf operations being most predominant. Fruit and vegetable production are also popular agriculture enterprises in the county. Boone County has an active Master Gardener program that provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. Contact Mike McClintock, Ag agent at the Boone County office for more information about the following programs.

Beef Forage 
Pesticide Training 
Vegetable Production 
Fruit Production 
Weed and Brush Control Programs 
Cattle Insect Control 
Pasture Insect Control 
Master Gardener Training 
Plant Identification 
Lawn Maintenance 
Plant Disease Diagnosis 
Soil Testing Counseling 
Horticulture Pruning and Maintenance

Photo: Cow/Calf Pair 

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Community & Economic Development

The Extension Community and Economic Development program works to strengthen Arkansas communities, regions, and businesses through research-based education. Priorities include teaching youth and adult entrepreneurs how to take advantage of untapped market opportunities; helping communities and regions build local capacity to create vibrant and resilient communities; identify and train active and effective youth and adult leaders; and provide timely, credible, unbiased and research-based information and education about public issues and increase citizen engagement. Contact Nita Cooper, Staff Chair at the Boone County office for more information about the following topics.

Youth Leadership Academy 
Adult Leadership Programs 
Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center 
Ballot Issues Education Program 
LeadAR (Lead Arkansas) 
Breakthrough Solutions Program 
County/Regional Socio-Economic Conditions

 Photo: Volunteers participate in community planning meeting.

 
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Family & Consumer Sciences

In Extension, we believe that healthy families are the cornerstone of healthy communities. Family and Consumer Sciences puts practical, reliable, non-biased, research- based information to work in people's lives, helping families find answers for living well, raising kids, eating right, and spending smart. We are the reliable source of information you can trust. 
Contact Trudy McManus, FCS agent at the Boone County office for more information about the following programs.

Food Safety and Food Preservation Education 
Smart Nutrition Active People Education program (SNAP Ed.) 
Basic Nutrition

Aging in Place 
Extension Get Fit 
The Parenting Journey 
Child Care Provider Training 
Be Medwise Arkansas 
Healthy homes, Healthy People 
Financial Management Education 
Boone County Extension Homemakers

 Photo: FCS agent, Trudy McManus conducting healthy meal planning program. 

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4-H Youth Development

The Boone County 4-H program provides opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self directing, productive, and contributing members of society. The 4-H program is made available to youth through community 4-H and project clubs, school enrichment programs, and special interest workshops, over night camps, and day camps. 4-H youth are involved in hands on activities from over 80 different project areas. In addition to county activities, 4-H members may also participate in many state, regional, and national camps and workshops. Contact Nita Cooper, Staff Chair or Denyse Hensley, 4-H Program Assistant in the Boone County office for information about the following programs or topics or a 4-H club in your community.

County 4-H Camp 
Regional and State 4-H Horse Show 
County, District, and State 4-H O-Rama 
Teen Leader Retreat 
School Enrichment Programs 
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Activities 
Livestock Workshops and Programs 
Judging Activities 
Dairy Recipe and Broiler BBQ Contests 
Leadership and Teamwork Training Programs 
Citizenship Washington Focus 
Teen Leader Conference 
Equine Camp 
4-H Poultry Chain 
ATV Safety Rider Course 
Safety Day for area 4th graders 
Public Speaking Workshop

Photo: Boone County 4-H'ers participating in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.