Welcome To The
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!
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.
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.
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.
Logan County at 4-H State O-Rama
Seven Logan County youth returned home in late July exhausted but happy with awards in hand and having learned a little more from their experiences at the 4-H State O-Rama on the University of Arkansas Campus.
Logan County 4-H member Rachel B. won 1st place in Fashion Revue: Constructed Casual. Other placings included Olivia M. - 6th Place Forestry, Marley L. - Participated in Performing Arts: Vocal, Lexi D. - 4th Place Animal Science, Adrian S. - Participated in Reporting, and Steven S. - 6th Place Tractor Driving. Hunter C. was honored at the Awards of Excellence Banquet with a scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas this Fall.
Picture: Representing Logan County at the 4-H State O-Rama is Rachel B. receiving her 1st place trophy.