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 Quick Facts
Clark County Has Deep Roots in Agriculture
Did you know that there are over 300 farms in Clark County with the average size farm being over 200 acres? Over 18,000 acres is croplands. And the revenue from the rich agricultur products in Clark County alone is $!5.1 million dollars!
Follow this link to read more about the amazing agriculture facts and statistics of Clark County. Clark County Fact Sheet
Clark County Agriculture
MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM
Master Gardener Training has begun. Clark County in partnership with Nevada County have begun the annual Master Gardener Training. It will continue every Tuesday in November and graduate nearly a dozen new Master Gardener volunteers.
The Arkansas Master Gardener Program now:
- has over 3000 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 102,850 education hours and 181,371 service hours in 2014
- operates in 65 Arkansas counties
- coordinates over 20 county and regional horticultural fairs annually
Clark County Extension Homemakers
Clark County EH Council enjoys giving back to the community and the state. Here they are making teaching dolls and blankets for a local hospital. Just one of the many ways EHC says we are part of the community and part of the solution.
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 with teaching dolls and blankets.
Clark County 4-H members Attend 4-H Congress
Two of our own 4-H members were honored to attend the most recent National 4-H Congress in December.
The history of the National 4-H Congress goes back more than eighty years. An educational tour to Chicago was the forerunner to what would eventually become known as National 4-H Congress. This annual tour was held in the Union Stock Yards during the International Livestock Exposition. There, over 100 young men and women met to exchange ideas and receive recognition for individual accomplishments and community service.
Exhibits, demonstrations and a popular parade became the annual program for 4-H during the International Livestock Exposition. For 73 years, National 4-H Congress gave over 100,000 delegates, Extension staff, volunteers, partner representatives, exhibitors and other friends of 4-H the opportunity to participate in a special event. 1996 saw the rebirth of National 4-H Congress in Memphis under the leadership of the Extension Service – USDA. Memphis was the home of National 4-H Congress until the event moved to Atlanta in 1998.
To get involved in this or other 4-H programs email Cindy Ham , CEA- 4H/Agri at the Clark County Office.
Photo: Clark County 4-H members attending
Clark County 4-H
Shooting Sports Team
The Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Program is an educational activity of Arkansas 4-H, the youth development program of the Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas. This program has the potential of reaching new youth audiences and new volunteer adult leaders who have not participated in other 4-H programs.
Arkansas 4-H Shooting Sports is a county-delivered 4-H Program. To get involved in this or other 4-H programs email Cindy Ham , CEA- 4H/Agri at the Clark County Office.
Photo: Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports practice.