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Welcome to the

Johnson 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 Johnson County Extension Office is at your service!

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Men standing in field on Field Day

Commercial Agriculture in Johnson County

The Johnson County producers have participated in the Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP), which was developed as an educational tool to teach Arkansas cattle producers techniques to enhance the efficiency and profitability of cattle production. During the workshop, participants from Johnson County worked through realistic scenarios that involved many phases of beef cattle management. 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.  479-754-2240

Educational Programs Available:

  • Beef & Forage
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Fruit Production
  • Weed & Brush Control Programs
  • Insect Control
  • 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
Johnson County 4-H 2016 SeaPerch Chaaenge

4-H Youth Development Programs 

4-H has seven clubs in our county.  Johnson County 4-H focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math programs throughout the year.  Members take part in numerous project areas ranging from environmental stewardship to veterinary science to robotics.  4-H members compete on the county, district, and state levels each year. Johnson County 4-H had the 2016 state winning SeaPerch Challenge Middle School team, and the 2016 state winning reporting winner.  Numerous school enrichment programs are conducted throughout the school year to educate youth in the areas of STEM, agriculture, and health to promote vocational education preparing them for college and careers.  If you are interested in learning more about our Programs please contact Jeanie Rowbotham jrowbotham@uaex.edu  the Johnson County Extension Office 479-754-2240. 

Extension Get Fit Program

Extension Get Fit Program

The Extension Get Fit  aims to address some common barriers to engaging in strength training activities by increasing access to structured and safe programs offered through local County Extension Offices.  Many participants have reported that this allows them to remain in their homes and live independently as they age.  Johnson County currently has 15 participants enrolled in the Extension Get Fit Program.  If you are interested in learning more about the program please contact Taylor Hastings thastings@uaex.edu or The Johnson County Extension Office 479-754-2240