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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.

The Cooperative Extension Service has been serving the people of Arkansas, from agricultural communities in rural areas to school children in the cities, for more than 100 years, through good times and bad. Our current era, in which we all face serious health risks from the COVID-19 virus, is no different.

Our agents are as available and ready to work as they’ve always been. While public health recommendations may limit in-person contact, we are increasingly available through online venues, including webinars and internet-based teleconferencing. And of course, we’re still ready to answer questions and make recommendations by phone.  

To find COVID-19 resources related to agriculture, families and communities, visit

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


Rice Photo

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

EHC Serves Community One Face Mask at a Time

Members of the Arkansas County Extension Homemakers Clubs have found their latest community service work a most welcome gift amid the current pandemic.  For the past few weeks, more than 450 cloth face coverings have been made that can offer some protection against COVID-19. The masks have been distributed to hospitals, clinics, businesses and individuals.  To find COVID-19 resources related to agriculture, families and communities, visit

 Photo: EH Council officers Barbara Jones, Toni Butler, Charlene Wingfield, and Patsy Coose with Arkansas County Judge Eddie Best.  


4-H Clover


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