Education is our mission. Whether in a classroom, field or online, our outreach embraces topics of interest in agriculture and natural resources, youth, families and communities across the whole state. Our educational classes are held online and in person.
How Extension Impacts Arkansas
Most Arkansans aren't aware of how much Extension is supporting them and making a positive impact in their daily lives.
Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agriculture community in Arkansas, but we also provide expertise and recommendations in other sectors such as nutrition, youth development, and economic development.
Demonstrations are the heart of our outreach – working with producers and the public under real-world conditions. These demos are the proving ground for land grant research and an engine for increased productivity.
An example of a large scale demonstration can be found at our Discovery Farms located in several Arkansas counties where ongoing research and demonstration of best practices are conducted via cooperation with local producers.
Getting access to one of the largest research-based information networks in the state is as close as a stop by your county extension office or catching your agent at the grocery store.
Sometimes a house or farm call is needed to solve those deeper riddles of plant or livestock production. Agent advice can be customized for you on the spot. Both 4-H and agriculture agents are available to visit your land and assist with livestock or property/crop questions.