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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Franklin 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.

 

 Cows in pasture

Commercial Agriculture

Educational Programs Available:

  • Beef & Forage
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Fruit Production
  • Weed & Brush Control Programs
  • Insect Control
  • Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP)
  • Home Horticulture

Services Available:

  • Brucellosis Vaccinations on Farm
  • Soil Testing & Fertilizer Recommendations
  • Hay Testing for Nutrients
  • Water Testing
  • Manure Analysis
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Plant Identification
  • Sprayer Calibration
4H Clover

4-H Youth Development

Franklin County 4-H Clubs

  • River Valley 4-H Club (ages 9-19) and Cloverbud Club (ages 5-8) meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Meeting Room in Ozark.
  • Mountaineers 4-H Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Meeting Room in Ozark.
  • County Line 4-H Club meets the second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Ratcliff Fire Station.
  • Rancho Round-Up 4-H Club (ages 9-19) and Cloverbud Club (ages 5-8) meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Charleston Library.
  • Teen Leaders 4-H Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Meeting Room in Ozark.
  • Shooting Sports Project Club - Call the Cooperative Extension Service at 479-667-3720 or 479-965-2272 for details.
  • Oak Bend 4-H Club – Call the Cooperative Extension Service at 479-667-3720 or 479-965-2272 for details.
A E H C Community Service, Leadership Development, Education

Family & Consumer Sciences

Franklin County Extension Homemakers Clubs

  • Vesta EH Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Vesta Community Center in Vesta.
  • Pleasant View Friendly Neighbors EH Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant View RCI Building on Hwy 64.
  • New Hope EH Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office Meeting Room in Ozark.
Master Gardener

Horticulture

Franklin County Master Gardeners

  • Franklin County Master Gardeners meet the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Meeting Room in Ozark

In 2014, twenty-two trained Franklin County Master Gardeners volunteered 448 hours of their time valued at $10,103 to beautification projects and education in their local communities.  The Master Gardeners worked throughout the year on landscaping projects at the Franklin County Library in Ozark, Charleston Public School and Altus Park.  They also held their annual plant sale, conducted educational activities for 4-H youth and served as county fair volunteers.

Gardening

Gardening is the #1 hobby in America.  Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service host several home horticultural educational opportunities including disease, pest identification & treatment, soil amendment recommendations, planting & pruning workshops along with a quarterly horticulture newsletter.

 Community & Economic Development Strengthing Arkansas Communities

Community & Economic Development

Our mission is to strengthen Arkansas communities, regions and businesses through research-based education. To accomplish this, we offer programs and activities to help nurture leadership development, strengthen local businesses, increase citizen involvement in public issues, and support communities and regions in building local capacity to improve social and economic well-being and sustainability.