Brian Helms serves as the Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Cooperative Extension Service, and has been with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service since 1996.
Brian was raised on a dairy and row crop farm in southwest Arkansas and could not wait to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother to join 4-H when he turned 9 years old. He worked as a county extension agent in Union and Howard counties before coming to the State 4-H Office. He provided statewide leadership to the youth leadership and citizenship programs. Including serving as Advisor to the State 4-H Officer teams and conducting Teen Leader Conference. He also provided statewide leadership to 4-H record books, state 4-H scholarship program, state recognition events and to 4HOnline the membership and event registration program.
Helms is a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Extension Education and in 2001 received his Master of Science degree in General Agriculture.