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Welcome To The

Scott 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 Scott County Extension Office is at your service!

300 Day Grazing Field Day

Beef Cattle Education

With Scott County containing over 50,000 acres of pasture and hayland along with 22,000 cattle, increasing cow/calf production is a major goal of beef producers. The Scott County Extension staff delivers education to producers to increase profits from cattle enterprises. Whether it is forage testing, pasture inventories, soil testing, ration balancing, winter annual pasture production, or weed control, the Scott County Extension office is ready to help beef producers maximize their operations.

Photo: Producers attend 300 day grazing field day to learn about stockpiled bermuda. 

Scott County 4-H campers show off their raised bed gardens

4-H Youth Development

Scott County 4-Hers display the raised bed gardens that they made during the 4-H Summer Camp held in August.  The Kountry Kidz 4-H club meets every third Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Scott County Fairgrounds.  

This year the club will be focusing on community service activities related to the Backpack for Kids program and saving can tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House families.  

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Scott County Family and Consumer Sciences

In Scott County, 42% male and 34% female school-aged children are overweight or obese. Over seventy- five percent of the elementary children receive free or reduced lunches.  This year the Scott Family and Consumer Science Agent  is conducting SNAP-Ed programs at Waldron Elementary School for the after-school program for grades K-8th grade. The program is conducted utilizing the Kids in the Kitchen curriculum and encourages children to make wise choices related to food safety and encourages them to become involved in preparing healthy foods at home.

Photo: Volunteers provide Body Walk to school students to learn about the human body and the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.

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Promoting vibrant and sustainable communities

Community leaders from Scott, Polk, and Montgomery County have joined together to form a regional coalition. This coalition is called the Arkansas Regional Coalition of the Ouachitas (ARCO). ARCO was formed to promote and advance sustainable prosperity and well-being for the people of west central Arkansas. In 2012, ARCO joined forces with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and Rich Mountain Community College to initiate the Breakthrough Solutions Program. This program is inclusive, open, and creative to develop solutions in each county to generate jobs and economic activity.

Photo: Community leaders gather to participate in a partners for the Future session to spur community development in Scott county.  

Scott County Extension Homemakers are making a difference in the lives of Dalton Place residents. 

Every third Monday for the last three months, Linn Landon from the Busy Hands EH Club has been teaching and reviewing basic sewing techniques with residents at Dalton's Place assisted living center.  The residents have made coasters and place mats thus far.  Plans for the next meeting include constructing bibs for the residents at their request.