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Logan 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 lives.  Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Logan County Extension Office is at your service!

Cattle grazing on planted forage turnips

Local Farmer Participates in Winter Annual Grazing Demonstration

The Logan County Extension Service worked with a local beef cattle producer to gain grazing for his cattle by planting winter annuals this fall. The producer planted various types of forage brassicas, spring oats, and ryegrass in September. He was able to graze the planted pasture in December and early January by using a strip-grazing system with assistance and advice from the Extension office.  He was able to provide his cattle with high-quality forage during this time and reduce the amount of hay that he fed during the period.

 Students at Farm to You Program

Arkansas Farm to You Comes to Booneville Elementary

On Wednesday, April 22 the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, along with Booneville Elementary, hosted the Arkansas Farm to You Program for over 300 students in kindergarten through 3rd grades.

The Farm to You Program promotes skills and choices that will lead to a more healthy lifestyle. It also educates children about the link between agriculture, nutrition, good hygiene practices, physical activity, and health.  First, children learn where their food comes from at the Arkansas Plate Station. Then, they learn about food handling and transportation before proceeding to the Healthy Cafe Station where they discover how the food groups provide nutrition to the body systems.  Students then go through the exhibit, which is made up of several systems of the body, and learn how to keep each system healthy.

If you are interested in hosting this exhibit at your school, contact your local Extension office.

 

Master Gardeners building totem yard art

Logan County Master Gardeners Host Advanced Training

On Saturday, May 30, the Logan County Master Gardeners hosted an advanced training on creating garden art.  The training was held in Paris at the First National Bank Community Center.  Among the topics covered were:  constructing yard and garden totems, creating and decorating fairy gardens, and making fairy doors. The training was attended by over 40 Master Gardeners from around the state.

Proclamation signing

National 4-H Week

Recently, Logan County 4-H members served a potluck meal to the members of the Quorum Court. Judge Ray Gack signed a proclamation declaring October 2-8 as 4-H week in Logan County.

Thank you 4-Hers, parents, volunteers and leaders for coming out to show support of our 4-H program!