Beth Phelps serves as District Director for Ouachita District – the 25 counties in Southwestern Arkansas. Her previous work experience in Arkansas includes serving as Staff Chair and Horticulture Agent in Pulaski County since 1993. In this role she had a regular segment on Good Morning Arkansas, worked with a large group of Master Gardener volunteers and answered thousands of garden related questions. Before moving home to Arkansas, she served with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as a Horticulture Agent in northwest Florida. Beth has also served as a teacher with the Peace Corps in Kenya, East Africa. Born in Vermont, she is a graduate of Lakeside High School and considers Hot Springs, Arkansas her hometown.
Beth is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a MS in Horticulture. She received her BA in Biology from Hendrix College in Conway AR.