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
Clark County has had flooding and unseasonably cool weather for the early part of the growing season. Finally, the rice was planted and now the harvest is about done. Jerry Clemons works with the farmers in Clark County to learn more about dealing with these issues.
For more information contact Jerry Clemons, County Extension Agent - Staff Chair in Clark County.
Photo: flooded soybean field
Clark County Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners sponsor events in a wide range of activities including educational seminars and workshops, youth gardening programs, plant therapy work with hospitals and nursing homes, community beautification projects all helping to disseminate horticulture information. They enjoyed working with the horticulture department during the county fair.
For more information on Master Gardeners in Clark County contact Amy Simpson, County Extension Agent- 4H/Agri
Photo: Fall garden preparation
Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences
Clark County residents face significant challenges to their health. With higher than state averages in obesity (33%), physical inactivity (32%), unemployment (9.5%), and children living in poverty (32%) and a lower median household income than state average, families and individuals are struggling to live well.
For more information on FCS programs in Clark County contact JoAnn Vann, CEA- Family & Consumer Sciences.
Photo: Nutrition Education participants
Clark County 4-H
Hands-on learning is the essence of 4-H. With that in mind, six monthly engineering activities were conducted with 186 students in the 5th grade at Gurdon and 6th grade at Arkadelphia, a GPS technologies activity was conducted with 51 Gurdon 5th graders, and a Genetics activity was conducted with 144 Arkadelphia 6th graders. Also, a 4-H STEM Day Camp was held that taught 14 participants computer coding, engineering and astronomy. Nine Livestock Skills trainings were held to teach 4-H'ers best management practices in Animal Science.
For more information about the value of 4-H in the life of a youth and in the community, contact Amy Simpson, CEA-Agri/4H at the Clark County Office.
Photo: 4-H members with winning livestock.