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Cooperative Extension News & Publications
St. Francis County, Arkansas

Welcome to our News and Publications page!  Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications.  Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.

Beef and Forage Newsletter

The beef and forage newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter pertaining to the current events related to beef cattle and forage production.  If you have an interesting topic that you would like to be included in a monthy newsletter please contact David Carwell at the county extension office.


December 2012

January- February 2013

March- April 2013




Welcome to the St Francis Newsletters Extension Office!

We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service's statewide network and the U of A System's Division of Agriculture. Oru mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkasans 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.

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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 Beth Phelps, CEA-Staff Chair.

Photo: Information helps grow healthy gardens.

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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 system audits for residents of Pulaski County.  Not only can homeowners conserve water, they can reduce their water bill.  The average savings for audit participants is $48 through the summer watering season. To schedule a workshop or a sprinkler system audit contact Mark Brown CEA-Water Conservation/Horticulture.  

Photo: Sprinkler system audit with homeowner

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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!  

Join a 4-H Club today! Follow us on Facebook. For additional information on 4-H in Pulaski County, contact Erica Harris - CEA 4-H Youth Development.


Photo: 4-H member learns cooking skills during Spring into 4-H Workshop.