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!
Clark County Agriculture
Drought Related Recovery
The Clark County Extension Service hosted or assisting with 7 drought related recovery
meetings (local and regional) including the Southwest District Extension Research
Field Day to assist producers to better understand how to recover from the two year
drought. 773 county and area producers representing over 80,000 acres of forage production,
were educated on methods which improved their grazing practices, winter annual production
programs, and weed control practices to increase forage production. Contact Jerry
Clemons for more information.
Learn more about the Clark County Agriculture Program.
Photo: No till drill Ryegrass plot.
Clark County 4-H
With the objective of making students more comfortable and prepared in STEM fields,
Amy Simpson conducted hands-on programs with 140 students in Arkadelphia. Lessons
included Using GPS to Map Wildlife, Wood Duck and Bluebird Habitat and Building Houses,
Identifying Wildlife Using Tracks and Scat, Improving Wildlife Habitat Using Native
Plants, and How Wild Animals and Plants Can Help With Environmental Problems. Careers
opportunities in natural science fields were discussed with each program. The hands-on
learning opportunities made the activities interactive, fostering an new excitement
among students for science. Learn more about the Clark County 4-H Programs.
Photo: Students working in STEM program.
Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences
Clark County Extension Service is dedicated to meeting the community education needs of its residents with a variety of relevant programs such as Diabetes Support, Small Step to Health & Wealth, Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Senior Nutrition, Exercise Programs. JoAnn Vann works closely with the entire county to increase knowledge of health and wellness.
The Clark County Senior Center Exercise Program Coordinator reports that participation
in fitness classes has drastically increased and participants report a higher feeling
of well-being. Learn more about Clark County's Family and Consumer Sciences Programs.
Photo: Members of the Senior Activity Center participate in fitness class.
Clark County Community Development
The Clark County Extension Service trains volunteers to address several quality of
life issues. These volunteers provide educational outreach and services through the
Master Gardener program, Extension Homemaker's Clubs and 4-H Youth Development Programs,
Arkadelphia Community Gardens, courthouse beautification, county fair check-in, college scholarships, sponsorships for county fair and 4-H awards, donating dialysis pillows and "quilts or valor", and hands-on educational and service learning activities for county youth. Contact Jerry Clemons, CEA-Staff Chair at the Clark County Office.
Click here to learn more about the Master Gardeners program.