Extension Educational Programs & Services
Clark 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.
Commercial Agriculture in Clark County
Keeping producers informed of the latest technology and management practices available makes them competitive in agriculture production. Agriculture is among the top industries in Clark County. The agriculture commodities produced here are varied. They include: beef, forages, row crops, poultry, forestry, fruits, and ornamental horticulture.
- Soil Testing
- Soil Test Counseling
- Hay/ Forage Testing
- Ration Development
- Manure analysis
- Plant Disease Diagnosis
- Plant Identification
- Sprayer Calibration
- Feed Analysis
Educational Programs Available:
- Beef and Forage
- Timber /Forestry
- Pasture Renovation
- Computer Ration Development
- Pesticide Applicator Training
- Fruit Production
- Garden Production
- Weed & Brush Control
- Pest Management
- Farmers' Market Training
- 300-Days of Grazing
- Organic Gardening
- Horticulture Pruning
- Using Technologies on the Farm
- Small Poultry Flock Management
- Others upon request
Photo: Agriculture agent and staff chair Amy Simpson with forestry specialist Tamara Walkingstick
4-H Programs Going Strong
What is 4-H? 4-H is a fun and educational program where kids "learn by doing." It is a great opportunity for youth to acquire knowledge and skills, and develop healthy lifestyles they can use the rest of their lives. In Clark County it takes the form of community clubs, project clubs, and in-school clubs. 4-H is a part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and in Clark County reaches upwards of 5,000 youth through various clubs and school programs each year.
Anyone age 9-19 can join 4-H. So come join the fun. There are over 100 project areas and we can find one just for you!
Come join the FUN! The faces of 4-H kids are as diverse as the activities in which they take part. Some of the exciting programs members are experiencing firsthand include:
- Science and Technology
- Health, Food & Nutrition
- Community Service
- Livestock & Poultry
- Pet Care
- Home Environment
- Gardening & Horticulture
- Public Speaking
- Arts & Humanities
- Energy Management
Clark County 4-H is active and Strong!! Come see what we have for you.
Photo: Science educational program with 4H agent
Clark County Family & Consumer Sciences
Family & Consumer Science programs are designed to address the concerns of Rural Life in Clark County . The Right Bite Cooking School for Diabetics, Mediterranean Cooking School, Tai Chi, Strong Women, and Stress Management are just some of the programs conducted. Other programs include Child Care Provider Training, Financial Management Education, Estate
Planning, and monthly educational programs through the Extension Homemakers Clubs provide additional program support.
Photo: EHC members work together to create teaching dolls for Children's Hospital