Welcome To The

Clark County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service

We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture.  Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Clark County Extension Office is at your service!

rice harvest

Clark County Agriculture

Rice Harvest

Clark County has had flooding and unseasonably cool weather for the early part of the growing season. Finally, the rice was planted and now the harvest is about done. Jerry Clemons works with the farmers in Clark County to learn more about dealing with these issues.  

For more information contact Jerry Clemons, County Extension Agent - Staff Chair in Clark County. 

Photo: flooded soybean field

fall gardening and plants

Clark County Horticulture

Now is the time to plant your fall garden.  Fall vegetable seed is readily available, but folks have been scrambling trying to find transplants.  They are beginning to hit the market, so check with your local nursery or garden center.  Continue to harvest your summer crops, but plan for a fall and winter garden, and start planting.  If you don’t have a stand-alone garden, consider planting edible kale and cabbage with your pansies instead of the ornamental varieties.  Parsley and cilantro are a great addition to the fall garden as well as Swiss chard, Bull’s blood beets and purple mustard.  All of these are as showy as they are good to eat!

Now is a great time to get your soil tested for the coming year.  The Clark County Extension Service will help with any information you need about plant and soil preparation.  For more information on horticulture in Clark County contact Amy Simpson, County Extension Agent- 4H/Agri 

Photo: Fall garden preparation

Clark County Wellness Ambassador

Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences

Extension Wellness Ambassador Jolene Green.  She is the first Ambassador in the state to achieve Advanced Level 1 certification.

The FCS program in Clark County is a great opportunity for learning. The Wellness Ambassadors do a great job representing Clark County everywhere they go.

All EH clubs are open to the public and anyone can join.  For more information contact JoAnn Vann, CEA- Family & Consumer Sciences.

Photo: Clark County Wellness Ambassador, Jolene Green, first Ambassador in the state to achieve Advanced Level 1 certification. 

4H members at the county fair

Clark County 4-H


Clark County 4-H is having a great week at the county fair! Everyone's a winner when they experience the 4-H program. This photo is just one of many around our county this time of year. 

 For more information about the value of 4-H in the life of a youth and in the community, contact Amy Simpson, CEA-Agri/4H at the Clark County Office.


 Photo: 4-H members with winning livestock.