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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Chicot County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance. 

two cotton pickers harvesting cotton

Commercial Agriculture

Commercial Agriculture is a vital part of Chicot County.  The Chicot County Cooperative Extension Service provides a wide variety of services and educational programs.  Contact the Chicot County Extension office at 870-265-8055 for more information about the following programs and services.    

Photo: Cotton pickers harvesting cotton 

Women exercising with medicine balls

Family and Consumer Sciences

Chicot County ranks in the top five Arkansas counties for adults and children living in poverty with 38% households below the poverty rate.  In Arkansas, fewer that 25% of adults and 5.2% of adolescents consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.  Contact Chicot county office at 870-265-8055 for more information about the following programs.   

Photo: Participants gain strength, flexibility and balance by participating in the Medicine Ball Exercise Program.
Two people viewing a whole grain exhibit

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program.

 

Photo: Man and woman learning about how important fiber is to the body at EFNEP exhibit.

  • Mission

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is to empower individuals, families, and youth with limited resources acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development.

  • Audience

    EFNEP adults focus on educational programs to enhance the quality of the families' diet. The adults are taught in small groups or individually by EFNEP program assistants trained by Extension educators. The majority of participants complete the EFNEP curriculum in less than 8 sessions.

    The EFNEP youth program focuses on providing food and nutrition education to contribute to personal development of youth from families with low income. The youth are taught in summer or year-round enrichment programs conducted by EFNEP program assistants and volunteers.

 

4-H girl holding ribbon

Chicot County 4-H

Chicot County Extension Service serves over 50 county youth in projects such as bicycle, pet care, health and nutrition as well as a variety of other activities and programs.  The Extension staff and 7 4-H volunteers support the 7 clubs and activities.  To learn more about any of these clubs or to become a 4-H volunteer contact the Chicot County Extension Office at 870-265-8055 for more information.

Photo:  4-H O'Rama Fashion Fair competitor wins ribbon.

 

spring peach bloom

Master Gardeners of the Delta

The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities by sponsoring projects that support plant therapy work with hospitals and nursing homes, city beautification, and horticulture information.

Master Gardeners of the Delta is made up of these four counties:  ChicotDesha, Drew, and AshleyInterested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Chicot County?  Contact us at the Extension Office at 870-265-8055 for more information. Photo: Spring peach bloom