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!
Master Gardener Training Scheduled
February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2nd 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Master Gardener program provides intense home horticulture training to individuals who then volunteer in their communities. Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of training in botany, soil science, plant propagation, pest management, pesticide usage, vegetable and ornamental gardening, plant and weed identification, pruning and other horticulture related subjects. In exchange, Master Gardeners donate back to local communities by answering questions, coordinating community events, and planting educational therapeutic gardens. If you would like the opportunity to become a Master Gardener please contact the Extension office.
Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service has scheduled private pesticide applicator trainings in February. The dates are:
Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse at Charleston
Thursday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Clarksville
Friday, February 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Extension Office on Airport Road in Ozark
The trainings are for those producers needing to recertify or producers needing to certify for the first time. A producer only needs to attend one of the sessions. The certification is valid for 5 years and allows the producer to purchase a private restricted use pesticide license from the State Plant Board.
Cost of the training is $10. Preregistration for the training is not required. For further information contact the Extension office in Charleston at 479-965-2272 or in Ozark at 479-667-3720.
Best Care Training Classes Scheduled
The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Association, is offering training for early childhood professionals, called Best Care. Classes are offered free of charge and are verified training through the Traveling Arkansas' Professional Pathways (TAPP) and supports the Better Beginnings Program. Ten hours of lessons will be provided. Dates for the trainings are February 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and March 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with 5 hours of training each day. Classes will be held at the Franklin County Extension office at 300 Airport Road in Ozark. Participants must preregister by Monday, February 8, 2016. Contact the Franklin County Extension office at 479-667-3720/479-965-2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister.