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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Faulkner 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 the Faulkner County Extension Office for assistance.

 

Agriculture | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasAgriculture in Faulkner County

Agriculture is the largest industry in Arkansas.  Faulkner County has seen great change in agriculture over the years. However, agriculture still has a very strong presence in the county.  In Faulkner County you will find a diverse agricultural background including row crops, pasture, forages, beef cattle, dairy cattle and commercial horticulture.

 


Horticulture in Faulkner County

 


Family and Consumer Sciences in Faulkner County

 

 

4-H in Faulkner County

I am Arkansas 4-HThe 4-H Youth program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world.  This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system, along with the involvement of caring adults.

The goals of the 4-H program are to:

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasProvide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school)

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasEncourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasStrengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasImprove community partnerships and collaborations

Youth in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, cooking, arts and crafts, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and other subjects. Each member selects at least one 4-H project and this project serves as the program's cornerstone.  A 4-H project is a practical, but challenging, planned course of activity on a specific subject.  Projects involve setting goals and evaluating progress through maintaining their individual 4-H Project Record Book.

Each year, the Faulkner County 4-H Foundation directly awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to outstanding Faulkner County 4-H members.  Additionally, youth are eligible to earn more than $80,000 in college scholarships at the state level for their 4-H work.

For more information on joining Faulkner County 4-H, contact Leigh Helms at Faulkner County Extension, (501) 329-8344.

 

 

Master Gardeners in Faulkner County

Master Gardeners | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasThe Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities.  You will find Faulkner County Master Gardeners  at work...

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasdoing hands-on gardening

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasresearching specific problems

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasspeaking to groups in local schools and community organizations

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasresponding to garden queries made to the Cooperative Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasplanting educational and therapeutic gardens

Faulkner County has almost 170 Master Gardeners in its program.  Members care for approximately 20 "dirt" projects around the county and approximately 10 education and administrative committees, as well as supporting the Faulkner County Extension staff.

The volunteer service and continuing education of the Master Gardener Program enables the Cooperative Extension Service to provide practical and scientific gardening information to the citizens of Faulkner County.

For more information, contact Kami Marsh at Faulkner County Extension (501) 329-8344.