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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Union County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you don’t see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension office for assistance.


Producers Discussing Winter Forages

Union County Fair to Host Hay Show

Union County Cattle Producers depend heavily on hay for Winter Forages. Quality can sometimes be a challenge.  In 2016 Union County Fair will establish a hay class and present awards based on visual quality and laboratory analysis.  Any Union County producer wishing to enter the competition is encouraged to call County Agent Robin Bridges at 870-864-1916 for collection of on farm samples.

Photo: Round Bales of Hay

Union County, New Master Gardeners 2016

Union County Master Gardeners

Union County Master Gardeners welcome five new members to their group.  Those interested in becoming a Master Gardener complete 40 hours of classroom training and dedicate 60 hours of volunteer time in the first year.  CONGRATULATIONS to our new volunteers.  For more information about the Master Gardener program, email agent  Robin Bridges or call (870) 864-1916.

Photo: Union County New Master Gardeners 2016

Union County FCS Agent Lauren Brown introduces LANA the Iguana

Christopher Homes Members Win County Walk Across Arkansas

Union County FCS programs at Christopher Homes Newell Extension Homemaker Club and TOPS:AR-140 along with Union County Extension Staff participated in Walk Across Arkansas.  The groups collectively walked 51,282 minutes and 2,564 miles from September through November 2016.  Estimated health care savings - $5,128.00.  Congratulations to all of these Union County groups.

Photo: Christopher Homes Residents

TLC Leads 4H

Union County 4-H Youth Development

Union County 4H Teen Leader Hannah C. shares her sewing skills with youth at Summer Sewing Clinic sponsored by Union County Extension Staff members Lauren Brown and Brittany Riley.  Volunteer Leaders of any age are critical 4H impact .

Photo: 4H Teen Leader Teaches


EFNEP PA's expanding food and nutrition for youth

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Union County Program Assistants for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program reached more than 400 Union County youth by teaching five lessons on healthy living through "Kids in the Kitchen" and the annual tomato project.  Youth had fun while learning about healthy eating combined with regular exercise to improve quality of life.  For more information about the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program contact Union County Extension Office at (870) 864-1916.

Photo: Union County EFNEP Program Assistants expanding food and nutrition for youth.