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 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
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
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
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.