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Cooperative Extension News & Publications
Arkansas County, Arkansas

Welcome to our News and Publications page!  Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications.  Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.

For accessible versions of PDF files, please contact Grant Beckwith, Arkansas County Staff Chair. 


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Arkansas County Agriculture

Agriculture is an integral part of the Arkansas County culture and is vital to the economy of Arkansas County. The Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service provides several educational programs. To find out more on these programs contact Grant Beckwith, County Extension Agent - Staff Chair or Phil Horton, County Extension Agent - Agriculture.

Photo: Rice


2018 Master Gardener Class

Arkansas County Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are volunteers.  They are people from all walks of life who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn and a desire to help others solve their gardening problems.  The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities. In Arkansas County, Master Gardeners volunteer on various projects.    Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Arkansas County? Contact Phil Horton, CEA - Agriculture at the Arkansas County Office.

Photo: 2018 Master Gardener Class


Spring Council 2018

May Proclaimed Extension Homemakers Month

Extension Homemakers throughout Arkansas observed May as Extension Homemakers Month. The Extension Homemakers/Home Demonstration program began in 1912 in Arkansas, providing its members with education and leadership development and service to the communities in which the organizations are located.

County Judge Eddie Best officially proclaimed May as Extension Homemakers Month in Arkansas County.  The proclamation was signed and presented to Arkansas County EH President, Patsy Coose at the EH Spring Council Meeting held on May 2 at Phillips Community College in DeWitt.  

Photo: EH Council officers Barbara Jones, Tony Butler, Charlene Wingfield, and Patsy Coose receive a copy of the EH Month Proclamation from Arkansas County Judge Eddie Best.  


Arkansas County 4-H

4-H is the "largest" youth organization in the world with more than 6.5 million members.  In Arkansas there are 151,517 members.   4-H has been in existence over 100 years.  4-H clubs give youth ages 5-19 an opportunity to participate in the youth development educational program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  Youth in 4-H clubs will learn life skills, enhance leadership skills, and increase self-esteem while serving a number of community service projects.  Youth in 4-H clubs have an opportunity to compete in a number of competitive activities, attend camps, and earn scholarships for education.  County Extension staff work with 4-H members and leaders in their 4-H club.  


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