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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Conway County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.

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Forage Management

 With two years in a row of dealing with drought conditions, beef and forage producers in Conway County are trying to renovate their pastures and hayfields and better utilize what they have.

The Extension office serves these producers through on-farm demonstrations, farm tours and workshops showcasing better management practices using weed control, fertility and grazing management practices. A few of the yearly agriculture programs are: 300 Day Grazing, Forage Weed Control demonstrations, Pesticide Applicator Training, livestock nutrition, beef cattle management, and the Discovery Farm monitoring quality of run-off water from farms. Along with Integrated Pest Management programs in rice, wheat, soybeans and corn involving variety trials, verification fields and demonstrations in weed and insect control.

Photo: Bermudagrass pasture during the drought.

 

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Family and Consumer Service

Arkansas has a long history of food preservation and the art and science of saving food is making a comeback. Currently, the USDA is one major source that provides evidence-based food preservation recipes for home-canning, dehydrating, fermenting, and freezing foods.The USDA guide can be viewed on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. For more research based food preservation recipes the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers for sale So Easy to Preserve. 

 

Photo: Courtesy of National Center for Home Food Preservation

Video: Frequently Asked Questions for Canning/Freezing-Video 

Conway County Extension Homemaker Clubs:

County officers and Extension Agent 6 ladies

Ashley Terry, County Extension Agent-FCS
Johnnie Taylor, Secretary
Ann Vance, Treasurer
Nina Richey, President
Sharon anderson, Vice President
Sue Mourot, Reporter

 

 

 

Conway County Clubs:

Birdtown
Hilltoppers
New Horizons
Oppelo Twilight
Petit Jean

Contact the Conway County Extension Service for more information on clubs, meetings, and events.

 

Community and Economic Development:

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Conway County Extension personal work with local government officials, community leaders, and area businesses to advance the growth of Conway County's residents and economy. Extension programs that are available are: Ballot Issues and Policy Development, and Lead AR. The Lead AR program helps grow tomorrow's community leaders. The Rural Profile is also available to help bring government services to Conway County. Extensions Arkansas Procurement Center helps local business bid on and receive government contracts.

 

 

 

 

4-H Youth Development:

4-H Excel Program 18 people with zip lining equipment on

 Conway County Extension Service serves over 1,000 area youth in projects areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The Extension staff along with 23 adult certified volunteer leaders work with the 11 4-H clubs and events and activities.

To learn more about any of the clubs listed below and events and activities, contact Alicia Hugen at the Conway County Extension Service at 501-354-9618.

Conway County 4-H Clubs:

All Stars – Meets in Morrilton                              

Caney Creek – Meets at Southern Christian Home

Clover Bud Club – Meets in Morrilton

Conway County Livestock – Meets at the Nemo Vista School

Heritage Run Home School – Meets in Morrilton

Nemo Vista Pioneers – Meets at the Nemo Vista School

Over Cup Club – Meets at the Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy 9 North

Petit Jean Mountaineers – Meets on Petit Jean Mtn.

Regal Clover – Meets in St. Vincent

Shooting Sports – Meets in Morrilton

Teen Leader Club – Meets in Morrilton

 Children at lake preparing for Cardboard boat race

Conway County 4-H Events and Activities:

County Summer Camps

County O'rama Contests:

Method Demonstration, Illustrated Talk and Public Speaking night

Performing Arts Night – Vocal, Instrumental, Dance

Fashion Revue Night – Purchased or Constructed Dressy or Casual

Outdoor O'rama – BB Gun Safety, Bicycle Safety, and Baitcasting

Indoor O'rama – Ornamental Horticulture, Crop & Weed ID, Forestry, Wildlife Activity, Reel into Sport Fishing

Broiler BBQ Contest, Dairy Recipe, and Food Fair

Various educational workshops throughout the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

In Pulaski County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families. Participants report eating more fruit and vegetables, choosing low fat dairy products and whole grains - all healthier choices - as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  For more information contact Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition.  Follow us on Facebook: 

Photo: North Little Rock STARS teach kindergarten students how to make healthy food choices.
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Strong Women

Strong Women and Men is a low impact strength training program designed to increase strength, endurance, balance and flexibility in older adults. Many participants have reported that this program has allowed them to remain in their homes and living independently as they age.  Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition

Photo: Strong Women