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!

Registered Foresters

Clark County Agriculture

Registered Foresters Meeting 2014

Registered Foresters must attend 8 hours yearly for recertification. Most of the trainings at that time were half days only, which made them have to be away from their job for two or three days.   The Clark County Extension Service has been setting up and hosting this one day training for 10 years. Topics important to the industry, from the foresters' input, and approved from the State Foresters Association were provided.  The topics have to be current and relevant. Efforts are made to insure that the credit hours will be useful to help improve the Timber Industry, which is important in Southwest Arkansas and all across the state.  Contact Jerry Clemons for more information. 

Photo: Registered Foresters Learning 

4H youth working with community members at banquet

Clark County 4-H

The Clark County 4H membership is comprised of six community clubs, one teen leader club, one livestock skills project group, and one creative arts project group.  Along with these regular club members, there is also a huge school enrichment program that is ongoing. With the 86 volunteers in Clark County the program works hard to increase life skills to make productive citizens for the future. For more information on 4H in Clark County contact Amy Simpson.

Photo: Students working in STEM program.

Clark County Wellness Ambassadors at training

Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences

Clark County residents face significant challenges to their health.   The Extension Wellness Ambassador Program engages community members to use their knowledge in service to others. This volunteer-driven community-based program, which was piloted in Clark county in 2014, has six program graduates who are working to improve local residents health. For more information on this and other Extension FCS programs, contact JoAnn Vann, CEA- Family & Consumer Sciences.

Photo: Extension Wellness program attendees.

two master gardeners standing in community garden working as volunteers

Clark County Master Gardeners 

The Clark County Extension Service has hosted a multi county training for Master Gardeners several times. The Clark County Master Gardeners  provide educational outreach and services through the Master Gardener program such as:
Arkadelphia Community Gardens, courthouse beautification, county fair check-in, and hands-on educational and service learning activities for county youth. Contact Amy Simpson, CEA-Agri/4H at the Clark County Office.

Click here to learn more about the Master Gardeners program.


Photo: Master Gardeners volunteering at the Community Garden.