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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Lee 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.

 

Commercial Agriculture

Commercial agriculture is a vital part of Lee County. The Lee County Extension Office provides a wide variety of services and educational programs. Contact Stan Baker, Lee County Ag agent for more information about the following programs and services.

SERVICES AVAILABLE:

- Bangs on Farm

- Soil testing

- Irrigation Scheduling

- Water testing

- Insect identification

- Plant disease diagnosis

- Plant identification

- Sprayer calibration

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- Variety demonstrations

- Research verification fields

 

Educational Programs Available:

- Beef Forage Management

- Pesticide Applicator Training

- Vegetable production

- Fruit production

- Weed & Brush control programs

- Cattle and insect control

- Pasture insect & weed control

- Integrated pest management

 

Other Home Horticulture Services Available:

- Master Gardener Training

- Vegetable Production

- Plant Identification

- Lawn Maintenance

- Plant Disease diagnosis

- Soil test counseling

- Horticulture Maintenance Concerns

- Fruit Production Management

  

Family and Consumer Science

Teaches a variety of educational services to families: Nutrition, Money Management, Health, SNAP-Ed, EFNEP, Strong Women and Men, Small Steps to Health and Wealth and Best Care just to name a few. 

SNAP-ED is Smart Nutrition Active-People Education. The Smart Nutrition Active People-Education (SNAP-ED) program is a partnership between the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (UACES), the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The SNAP-ED program provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families.    

EFNEP is Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and provides knowledge and skills needed to improve their diet in accordance to the dietary guidelines for adults and youth. Its mission is to help families with limited incomes and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitude, and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development.

Strong Women and Men, Small Steps to Health and Wealth are some of the other nutrition programs that are available. We have Marriage, Parenting Life programs to help with healthy relationships. Financial courses are available as well for children and adults.

We offer Best Care and Guiding Children Successfully as training for childcare providers. These are just a few of the services offered in Lee County. There are many services open to the public in Lee County and we are ready to help. Service is last in our name but first in priority.

 

 

Community and Economic Development

 

Lee County Extension personnel work with business and community leaders along with local government officials to advance the growth of Lee County residents and economy. Extension programs such at LeadAR help grow tomorrow's community leaders. While other things such as Rural Profile and Policy development help bring government services to Lee County. Extension's Arkansas Procurement Center helps local businesses bid on and receive government contracts. Extension Service is also available to help establish a farmer's market and educate on Policy development and Ballot Issues.  

 

Lee County 4-H

 The Heart of the Delta

 

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Four-H has been a part of Lee County since 1926. Through good and bad times, 4-H has been a staple in the community. Even though 4-H started as a primary agriculture entity, helping to teach the youth trades and skills from the homes to the fields, it has evolved over the years. Youth are training to become the leaders of the future.

With the introduction of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, 4-H has opened more avenues from the home to the fields and beyond. Youth are learning through community service, school enhancements, 4-H projects, camps, and competitions.

Spring is here, and that means 4-H competitions. Lee County 4-H has produced many champions in the past and hope to have more in the near future. Our 4-Hers have excelled in the BBQ cook-off competitions, O'Ramas, town celebrations, and fairs. We are proud of our young people. Our goal is to make them proud of themselves. By working with the community, we can make this happen.   Every month we try to serve the community through various ways. Helping to mold self-confident, community minded, compassionate, young leaders is our goal.

 

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                         4H STEM display                                  Almeda & Dr. Anne Sortor

 

 

 EFNEP

 

Annette Williams, EFNEP Program Assistant, teaches "Make Half Your Grains Whole" with Lee County Hippy parents. Parents are introduced to 100% whole grain products. Parents are encouraged to make the change from processed pasta, rice, and breads to help incorporate more fiber in their diets. Making healthy food choices will improve their overall health and will lower their risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and some cancers. Parents are also encouraged to become more physically active.

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Annette Williams, EFNEP program assistant, introduces Kids in the Kitchen to Strong Elementary School's sixth grade classes. Students get to prepare nutritious dishes, along with learning kitchen and food safety practices. Students learn to measure dry and liquid ingredients, cooking terms, and the proper names of kitchen utensils. Physical activity also plays a part in the classes that are provided. 

 

Master Gardeners

 

The Lee County Master Gardeners Program began in February 2009 in cooperation with Phillips County. There were six participants from Lee County who successfully completed the required training for Master Gardeners. Projects were the beautification of the Lee County Courthouse and Public Library. Flower beds were planted and cared for by the Master Gardeners.

A second class was held in March 2011. There were eight successful graduates. They joined past Master Gardeners in maintaining the beautification projects and assisted Extension staff with recruiting new Master Gardeners and teaching classes. The flower beds at Anna Strong Middle School and Whitten Elementary School were added to their list of projects.

The third class began in February 2013 and was held in cooperation with Phillips and Monroe counties. Participants from the first two classes assisted Extension staff by teaching a lesson, providing refreshments or recruiting for additional participants.

There is now a total of fifteen Master Gardeners in Lee County who assist with community projects and gardens. They were especially helpful with the Founders Day Celebration that was held at the the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. During the summer months, a local Farmer's Market is held in downtown Marianna and Master Gardeners assist by keeping the area clean as well as selling locally grown produce. 

 

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 Master Gardeners Project at Marianna Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Lee Programs

Educational Programs Available:

- Beef Forage Management

- Pesticide Applicator Training

- Vegetable production

- Fruit production

- Weed & Brush control programs

- Cattle and insect control

- Pasture insect & weed control

- Integrated pest management

 

Other Home Horticulture Services Available:

- Master Gardener Training

- Vegetable Production

- Plant Identification

- Lawn Maintenance

- Plant Disease diagnosis

- Soil test counseling

- Horticulture Maintenance Concerns

- Fruit Production Management

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Family and Consumer Science

Teaches a variety of educational services to families: Nutrition, Money Management, Health, SNAP-Ed, EFNEP, Strong Women and Men, Small Steps to Health and Wealth and Best Care just to name a few.

 

SNAP-ED is Smart Nutrition Active-People Education. The Smart Nutrition Active People-Education (SNAP-ED) program is a partnership between the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (UACES), the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The SNAP-ED program provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families.    

EFNEP is Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and provides knowledge and skills needed to improve their diet in accordance to the dietary guidelines for adults and youth. Its mission is to help families with limited incomes and youth acquire knowledge, skills, attitude, and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development.

Strong Women and Men, Small Steps to Health and Wealth are some of the other nutrition programs that are available. We have Marriage, Parenting Life programs to help with healthy relationships. Financial courses are available as well for children and adults.

We offer Best Care and Guiding Children Successfully as training for childcare providers. These are just a few of the services offered in Lee County. There are many services open to the public in Lee County and we are ready to help. Service is last in our name but first in priority.

 

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Community and Economic Development

 

Lee County Extension personnel work with business and community leaders along with local government officials to advance the growth of Lee County residents and economy. Extension programs such as LeadAR help grow tomorrow's community leaders. While other things such as Rural Profile and Policy development help bring government services to Lee County. Extension's Arkansas Procurement Center helps local businesses bid on and receive government contracts. Extension Service is also available to help establish a farmer's market and educate on Policy development and Ballot Issues.  

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Lee County 4-H

The Heart of the Delta

Four-H has been a part of Lee County since 1926. Through good and bad times, 4-H has been a staple in the community. Even though 4-H started as a primary agriculture entity, helping to teach the youth trades and skills from the homes to the fields, it has evolved over the years. Youth are training to become the leaders of the future.

With the introduction of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, 4-H has opened more avenues from the home to the fields and beyond. Youth are learning through community service, school enhancements, 4-H projects, camps, and competitions.

Spring is here, and that means 4-H competitions. Lee County 4-H has produced many champions in the past and hope to have more in the near future. Our 4-Hers have excelled in the BBQ cook-off competitions, O'Ramas, town celebrations, and fairs. We are proud of our young people. Our goal is to make them proud of themselves. By working with the community, we can make this happen.   Every month we try to serve the community through various ways. Helping to mold self-confident, community minded, compassionate, young leaders is our goal.