Welcome To The

Pike 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 Pike County Extension Office is at your service!

Pike County Judge Don Baker, with 4-H youth at the Pike County Courthouse during Citizenship Leadership Day.

Pike County 4-H

Pike County 4-H members were immersed in a study of our government during Citizenship / Leadership Teen Day, which was conducted by Cooperative Extension Personnel and several resource people. Activities began with a trip to the Pike County Courthouse. The Assessor, County Clerk, and Pike County Judge all gave talks on how our local government operates. 4-H members later enjoyed a dinner with the Quorum Court members and then observed them in action during their monthly meeting. For more information on 4-H, call 870-285-2161 or email apetty@uaex.edu.


Photo: Pike County Judge Don Baker, with 4-H youth at the Pike County Courthouse.

Hay bales lying in a hay field

Pike County Agriculture

Soil fertility management: Winter is a good time to correct imbalances in pH. Soil fertility and pH will take several months, so it is wise to check lime requirements before next year's growing season. Collect at least 15 sub-samples then submit one composite sample to the county extension office.

Ration formulation: Different classes of cattle and cows at different stages of pregnancy have different nutritional requirements and different hays provide different levels of energy and protein. We do a lot of rations for producers to tailor their supplemental feed to what is provided in their hay. Hay testing is available and is the most accurate way to plan. Average values for hay can be used, but cattle should be watched closely for changes in body condition if you go that route. 


Photo: Hay is the largest source of nutrition in winter diets of cows. 

 

Logo for Guiding Children

Pike County Family & Consumer Science  

Raising a child is an exciting journey. But like any journey, it presents many challenges. We sometimes get tired or we lose our direction. There are things we can do to make the journey more successful. Join Eva Langley at the Pike County Library for "The Parenting Journey" classes. Learn how to be healthy, build strong relationships, understand your child, make sensible rules and how to enjoy your time together. The first class starts November 21, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M, or join us on the following Fridays: December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6 and April 3. There is no need to enroll, and you can call our office for additional information. 

Call 870-285-2161 or email Eva Langley at elangley@uaex.edu.


Photo: Logo Navigation Life's Journey

Document Links

Pike County EHC Brochure