Welcome To The
Clark County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
Serving Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity and Surrounding Areas
We are so glad you visited our page. 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!
Clark County Community Development
Meet and Greet our new 4-H Agent
We were pleased to host a Welcome Party for our newest county extension agent- 4H/Agri. This is really a welcome home party for Cindy Ham as she was born and raised here. We took the opportunity to host the yearly Interpretive Event as well. Many visitors from throughout the county joined us. They enjoyed handouts about our programs and watched a slide show of the activities and successes of the Agriculture, Horticulture, 4H and Family and Consumer Scienses programs. For more information on this and other programs available contact Clark County Extension Office.
Have more questions? Contact the county office at 870-246-2281 or email Amy Simpson, County Extension Agent - Interim Staff Chair.
Photo: Interpretive Event and Welcome Party participants.
Clark County Agriculture
ARKANSAS REGISTERED FORESTERS MEET
Over 200 Registered Foresters from Arkansas and surrounding states recently received 8 hours of continuing education in Arkadelphia on the campus of Henderson State University. Registered Foresters flock to Clark County for the training and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Garrison Lecture Hall. For more information on this and other programs available contact Clark County Extension Office.
Clark County Extension HomemakersA group of our Extension Homemakers members from Clark County recently attended the AEHC State meeting. They had a wonderful time meeting new people and creating wonderful crafts to take home.Since 1912, members of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC), have made it their mission to empower individuals and families to improve their lives through continuing education, leadership development, and community service.For more information on Family & Consumer Sciences and EH Clubs in Clark County call the office at 870-246-2281 or email JoAnn Vann, County Extension Agent- Family & Consumer Sciences
Photo: EHC members made wreaths at the recent AEHC State Meeting
Clark County 4-H
State Competitions Net Huge Rewards
Nearly 500 teenagers congregated in Fayetteville on Aug. 2-5, to attend Arkansas State O’Rama – a time when Arkansas 4-H members get to together to display their talents in performances and competition, and of course, enjoy the company of their 4-H peers.
To compete, delegates had to place in the top six at their District O’Ramas. Arkansas has three districts: Ouachita, Ozark and Delta. However, delegates don’t have to compete. There are various workshops and events that those delegates can do, such as yoga and sewing.
Clark County brought home great awards and at least two of our 4H'ers gardnered coveted college scholarships!
For more information about the value of 4-H in the life of a youth and in the community, email Cindy Ham Ham, CEA- 4H/Agri at the Clark County Office.
Photo: Clark County 4-H'ers displaying their successes at this year's 4-H O-Rama.