Welcome to the
White County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
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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 White County Extension Office is at your service!
2017 Crop Production Meeting Scheduled
The 2017 White County Crop Production Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 23rd at Bald Knob First Baptist Church. In the past, our annual crop production meeting was held at Eagleview Catering. However, we are co-hosting this meeting with Woodruff County and want to make the meeting venue accessible to everyone. We will have coffee and donuts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thanks to our sponsors, lunch will be provided and the meeting will adjourn in the afternoon. Information pertaining to rice and soybean production will be the main focus of the meeting. We will have some great speakers at the meeting including Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist, Jeremy Ross, Soybean Extension Agronomist, Scott Stiles, Extension Economist, Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist, and Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist.
For additional information, please contact Brett Gordon, County Extension Agent - Agriculture.
Photo: Corn growing in field in White County.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Any farmer or rancher wishing to purchase or apply “restricted use” pesticides for agricultural purposes in the coming year must be licensed by the Arkansas State Plant Board. Before being eligible for a license, a certain amount of training is required. The Cooperative Extension Service in White County will be conducting training classes for the Private Pesticide applicator license. A fee of $10 per person will be charged at the door for those participating in the private pesticide applicator training.
Classes are scheduled as follows:
December 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Educational Building at the White County Fairgrounds in Searcy.
February 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bald Knob School Cafeteria in Bald Knob.
March 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at ASU Beebe Farm in Beebe.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the White County Extension Service at 501-268-5394 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.