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!
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Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick chick
Franklin County 4-H members will be learning the recommended practices of managing the family laying flock as they participate in the 4-H poultry chain project. Forty-six youth will be receiving approximately 18 day old chicks in May 2016. 4-H members develop stewardship skills and learn responsibility as they feed and care for the birds. When the birds are approximately 16 weeks in age, each 4-Her will return 4 pullets to the county fair to show and sale. The money raised from the sale will be used to buy chicks the following year. This is why the project is called the 4-H Poultry Chain Project.
Extension Get Fit
Extension Get Fit 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. Franklin County currently has 21 participants enrolled in the Extension Get Fit program.