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!

Cattle farm

Clark County Agriculture

Arkansas Beef Improvement Program 

Clark County has hosted an ABIP meeting for county cattlemen. The Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP) uses an integrated resource management approach to enhance efficiency and profitability of cattle producers. An executive committee was created to determine the overall program direction and guidelines going forward.

Photo: Clark County Cattle Farm visit

4H youth enjoying an outing at Garvin Gardens

Clark County 4-H

The Clark County 4-H membership is comprised of six community clubs, one teen leader club, one livestock skills project group, and one creative arts project group.  The Teen Leaders are an energetic group who enjoy performing volunteer work in the county. For more information on 4-H in Clark County contact Amy Simpson.

Photo: Teen Leaders attending Garvin Gardens at Christmas

Clark County FCS agent

Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences

The Clark County FCS agent works in the community to reach others with health, wellness and family issues. Their skills are increased by attending leadership meetings and state AEHC (Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council) events.  For more information on this and other Extension FCS programs, contact JoAnn Vann, CEA- Family & Consumer Sciences.

Photo: Clark County agent receiving training for implementation in local programs 

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

> Hands-on youth educational and service learning activities

Contact Amy Simpson, CEA-Agri/4H at the Clark County Office.

Click here to learn more about the Master Gardeners program.

 Photo: Clark County Master Gardeners volunteering at the Community Garden.