Franklin County Extension Service- Agriculture, 4-H, Homemakers, Forage, Beef, Newsletter

Welcome To The

Franklin 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 Franklin County Extension Office is at your service!

4-Hers helping install Storm Shelter

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports  

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports members assisted with the installation of a storm shelter for Hank and Lela McLaughlin. Lela was the winner of the 4-H Shooting Sports Fundraiser Raffle.

Members, parents and volunteer leaders would like to thank everyone who supported the Franklin County 4-H Shooting Sports Club.  A special thanks to Hausner's for donating the shelter, Day's Backhoe Service for the installation and CV's - Ozark, CV's - Charleston, I-40 Livestock and Farmers Coop - Ozark for allowing the 4-H members the opportunity to market their fundraiser at their businesses.

2015 4H Sponsored Rabies Vaccination Clinics Flyer with Stops and Times with a picture of a girl with puppy

Rabies Vaccination Clinics Scheduled

Date: May 26-29th and June 5-6th

It is very important that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies as required by Arkansas law.  The cost for the rabies vaccine is $8 per animal.  Other vaccines will also be available upon request for an additional fee.  Dr. Terry Moon, Dr. David Holt, and Dr. Nick Jewell DVM’s, will administer vaccinations. (Dogs and cats need to be at least four months old to receive vaccinations.)  Dogs should be on a leash and cats should be left in the vehicle for safety.  Please be patient as we may be running a little late getting to your location.  Proceeds from the clinics will go to the Franklin County 4-H Program.

If you have any questions please contact the Franklin County Extension office.

Locations and Times:

Tuesday, May 26th

  • Ozark City Hall 5:00-5:45 p.m.
  • Pleasant View School 6:00-6:15 p.m.

 Wednesday, May 27th

  • Webb City (Anderson Propane) 5:15-5:45 p.m.
  • Altus Park 6:00-7:15 p.m.

 Thursday, May 28th

  • Watalula Fire Station 5:00-5:45 p.m.
  • White Oak Store 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Barnes Rural Fire Station 6:45-7:15 p.m.
  • Turner Bend Store 7:30-7:45 p.m.

 Friday, May 29th

  • Ozark Courthouse Lawn 6:15 -7:00 p.m.
  • Hickory Grove Community Building 7:30 -8:00 p.m.

 Friday, June 5th

  • Bryd Store (Hwy 23) 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Caulksville (1st National Bank) 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Etna Fire Station 11:15-12:15 p.m.
  • Cecil Store 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Vesta (Community Building) 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • Branch Co-op 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Ratcliff (Station by Baptist Church) 4:45-5:30 p.m.

 Saturday, June 6th

  • Charleston Courthouse Lawn 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Food Preservation Workshops Dates and Times Flyer with Canned Vegetables across the top

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service is your source for up-to-date information on canning, freezing, and dehydrating fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food. A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. A boiling water canner is needed for canning other foods such as fruits, pickles, jellies and jams. Sources for reliable information, in addition to the county extension office, are the website for the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the most recently revised edition of the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, also available on line.