Welcome To The

Cleveland 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 lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Cleveland County Extension Office is at your service!

Specialists

Pasture and Forage Improvement

Cleveland County has approximately 7,500 acres of pasture/forage. Recent droughts and higher input costs have resulted in less than desirable forage production for many producers. Let the Cleveland County Extension staff help you get your forage program back in production with proven management practices.


Practices include:

  • Soil testing and fertilizer recommendations
  • Pasture inventory
  • Pest management: including insects, weeds, or diseases.
  • Production calendars

For more information, contact the Cleveland County Extension office.

Photo: Extension Specialists Evaluate the Round-up Ready Alfalfa Demonstration Field in Cleveland County.

Extension staff teaching 4-Hers about square foot gardening with gardening beds

Gardens and Lawns

Last year, over 2,900 Cleveland County residents were reached with Extension programming through gardening newsletters, educational meetings, newspaper articles, home and farm visits, and social media. If you have a question about ornamental horticulture, lawn and turf, or vegetable gardening then let the Cleveland County Extension staff help you. 

The Cleveland County Extension staff can help you:

  • Identify garden pests
  • Choose landscaping plants
  • Trouble shoot vegetable gardening problems
  • Beautify your lawn

For more information contact Les Walz, County Extension Agent-Staff Chair.


Photo: Woodlawn Elementary Students Working/learning In Their "Square Foot" Garden
 

strong women

Family and Consumer Sciences

We develop and deliver programs aimed at making life better, healthier, and safer for individuals and families in the county. Programs address nutrition, health and aging issues, family life, child care, and money management. Walk Across Arkansas and Strong Women and Men programs help adults to improve their overall health by increasing cardiovascular exercise and strength training. For more information about getting involved in these and other programs, contact Diane Clement, County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences.


Photo: Strong Women Participants Improve Energy, Strength, and Flexibility

4-H Shooting Sports

4-H and Youth

This is not your daddy's 4-H program anymore; this is the new and improved 4-H for today's youth. In Cleveland County, there are over 125 youth experiencing new and fun-filled activities through the Cleveland County 4-H program.


The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to:

  • acquire knowledge
  • develop life skills
  • and instill moral character and ethical behavior that will enable them to be productive members of society.

Membership in 4-H is free and provides a different learning experience for most youth.  Want to be a part of 4-H?  Contact the Cleveland County Extension office for more information.


Photo: Cleveland County 4-H Shooting Sports Team Improving Their Shotgun Skills.

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