Welcome To The
Jackson 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 Jackson County Extension Office is at your service!
Link to Rice DD50 Computer Program
New FCS Agent
Jackson County Co-op Extension Service would like to welcome our newest agent, Taylor Hastings. We are glad to have her aboard as our new Family and Consumer Science (FCS) agent.
Photo: Jackson County Family and Consumer Science agent Taylor Hastings.
NEW CEA-Agriculture Agent
Jackson County-UAEX would like to welcome our newest agent.
Matthew Joseph Davis comes to us from Walmart where he has worked for 7 years, the last 4 as an assistant store manager. Matthew is ready to learn and development in his new role as the County Extension Agent-Agriculture for Jackson County.
A few things you should know about Matthew.
• Born here in Newport, AR
• Has lived in Jackson County for 21 of his 25 years
• Attended Newport High School graduated in 2009
• Attended Arkansas State University graduated in summer 2012 with Bachelor Degree in Agriculture Business Emphasis Marketing and Management
• His Father and Mother are Jerry Davis Sr. and Elizabeth Davis of Diaz, AR
• Proud to be back serving his community
• Matthew is ready to learn and continue pursuing his education
Personal message from Matthew,
I just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone how excited I am to be back home. I have made many friends in my years with Walmart, but I am ecstatic to think of all the new ones I will make soon. If there is anything that I can help with please feel free to call the office. If you are not sure what Extension Service does please check out www.facebook.com/uaex.jackson page as well as www.uaex.edu. Again I want to say how blessed I am to be back among this great community and I look forward to helping everyone with their questions and concerns.
UAEX Jackson County CEA-Agriculture
Office 870-523-7450 Fax 870-523-7452
Photo: New CEA-Agriculture Matthew Davis
4-H Poultry Chain in Jackson County
Photo: Jacob assists with Fowl Pox vaccinations of Poultry Chain flock.
Leadership Development is an important part of the Community and Economic Development program in Jackson County. We are involved daily through our ongoing 4-H and Extension Homemakers programs. These active leaders are trained on a regular basis to be equipped to provide support both within these organizations and their communities. We have been involved in the New Vision Newport Leadership Development Program since the planning stages in 2003. This program has been a shining star for Newport and Jackson County. 200 people have graduated from the program and many have gone on to leadership roles in their community including school board members, city council members, mayors, and other elected officials. There is now a large pool of people to get things done instead of having to rely on a handful of people.
Photo: The Lucky Charms 4-H Club in Jackson County participates in volunteer leader training at Beebe