Welcome To The
Pulaski County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service's statewide network and the U of A System's Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economics well-being and the quality of lives. Whether it's agriculture, 4-H, family and consumer science, or community development, our Pulaski County office is at your service.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
In Pulaski County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families. Participants report eating more fruit and vegetables, choosing low fat dairy products and whole grains – all healthier choices - as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information contact Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition. Follow us on Facebook.
Gardens and Lawns
Pulaski County residents are interested in maintaining their lawns, landscapes and vegetable gardens using environmentally sound practices and environmentally safe products. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Pulaski County assisted over 6,000 county residents in 2012 with the information they needed to safeguard the environment as they maintain healthy lawns, beautiful landscapes and productive vegetable gardens. Link to information that will help you keep your garden, landscape and lawn green and growing. For more information contact Randy Forst, CEA-Staff Chair.
The 2015 Pulaski County Master Gardener Fall Class will begin Wednesday, August 26th and classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays through September 30th. Please call the Pulaski County Extension Office at 501-340-6650 for more information. Deadline to register is July 24th.
Photo: Home gardeners use information to help grow healthy gardens.
Outdoor Water Efficiency Program
Sprinkler Smart Program is a partnership between Central Arkansas Water and The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Pulaski County. The program provides education to homeowners, and irrigation/landscape contractors in Pulaski County to be more efficient with outdoor watering practices. The program offers educational workshops and free sprinkler water efficiency checks for residents of Pulaski County. Not only can homeowners conserve water, they can reduce their water bill. The average savings for water efficiency check participants is $48 through the summer watering season.
For more information please contact Mark Brown, Water Conservation Agent.
Photo: Sprinkler water efficiency check with homeowner
The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. In Pulaski County today, there are more than 300 youth enrolled in 4-H Clubs and thousands more experience a 4-H Youth Development educational program within the year. Membership in 4-H is absolutely free and provides you with a world of opportunity!
Photo: 4-H member learns cooking skills during Spring into 4-H Workshop