Extension Educational Programs & Services Desha 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.
FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION
With the waters starting to subside from Desha County and our surrounding neighbors,
we are facing a long time of recovery, cleaning and rebuilding. We at the Desha County
Extension office would like to remind our residents that we have materials that can
help get their lives back to some semblance of normal and order. Below you will find
links to helpful fact sheets on food safety, documents and financial needs. Please
do not hesitate to contact Hope Bragg, Chuck Capps or Heather Reed for more information.
Together we can recover from the devastating rains of this year.
Desha County has an Adult Obesity of 38% vs. the national average of 25%. Physical
inactivity is 33% vs. the national average of 21%. In addition, fewer than 25% of adults and 5.2 % of adolescents
consume the recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables. Contact Heather Reed,
FCS Agent, (870-222-3972) at the Desha County office for more information about the
Best Care Connected
Guiding Children Successfully
Arthritis Intervention Activities
Be Med Wise
Financial Smart Start for Newlyweds
See the World Through My Eyes
Expanded Food and Nutrition
Eating Better Today
Canning/Preserving Classes and Information
Nutrition information as it relates to chronic disease prevention
Video: Extension provides fun ways to get fit with weekly exercise classes at the
FUMC in McGehee
Desha County Agriculture
Agriculture is a vital part of Desha County. The County Extension office provides
a wide variety of services and educational programs to assist with area farmers and homeowners. Contact Chuck Capps (870-222-3972) for more information or any questions about the following programs
Plant disease diagnosis
Weed and brush control
DD50 program for rice
Vegetable garden and lawn
Horticultural maintenance and concerns
Diagnosing row-crop problems
Crop production recommendations
Photo:Soybeans are grown on an average of 130,000 acres per year in Desha County,
representing the largest acreage of any crop grown in the county.
Desha County 4-H
Although there are several ways to be involved with our youth, 4H clubs offer the
most fun and excitement. 4H clubs are made up of adult volunteers working with a group
of young people who want to learn new things, meet new people and have a good time
along the way! Contact Hope Bragg (870-222-3972) for more information or any questions about the following programs
Science and Technology
Health food and nutrition
Citizenship and leadership
Photo: 4-H gets their hands dirty as they help archeologists.