Welcome To The
Clay County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Clay County Extension Office is at your service!
Check out our 'What We Do' Video to learn more about us!
Dial Gauge Testing for Food Preservation
A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry.
It is important to have the dial gauge tested every year and to do a check of any seals to make sure they are in good condition for another year of canning.
Make sure you are getting the safest product from you efforts. Simply schedule a free test of your dial pressure gauge by calling the Clay County Extension office.
To schedule a test contact Debbie Baker at 870-598-2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more click here
Photo: Pressure canner dial gauge announcement
Clay County Field Days
Clay County Extension offers yearly field days for producers to come and view the work we are doing. Producers have a chance to view different varieties in the field and also other work such as weed control demonstrations, etc. Participants also have the opportunity to visit with Extension Agronomists and company representatives at the field day. Make plans to join us in 2017.
Photo: Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist, visits with producers on soybean varieties at the Eastern Clay County Field Day.
Fighting Glyphosate Resistant Pigweeds
Clay County farmers have been the leaders in fighting glyphosate resistant pigweeds.
To learn about a community-based program called Zero Tolerance click here
Photo: Zero Tolerance Zone Sign
Variety Testing in Clay County
Clay County Extension Service is noted for its variety testing programs. Each year, two soybean variety demonstrations, two corn hybrid demonstrations, one cotton variety demonstration, and one Arkansas Rice Performance Trial (ARPT) are located in Clay County. Producers utilize this local data generated here to help them make their variety selections. The plots are harvested and the data is mailed to producers and also shared at county production meetings. Testing varieties on a local basis is great information to go along with other demonstrations around the state when choosing a variety for an individual's farm.
To view results check out our Programs Page.
Photo: The Arkansas Rice Performance Trial (ARPT) examines various traits of many varieties and is placed in strategic locations within the huge rice production area of eastern Arkansas. Clay County's ARPT is especially important to northeast Arkansas' rice industry because it represents growing conditions unique to our area.
Extension Wellness Ambassador Program
Are you interested in health, nutrition, and being active? The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is now taking application for the Extension Wellness Ambassador Program.
Trainings have been set for January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at the Craighead County Extension Office in Jonesboro.
Registration is required.
To register or for more information contact Debbie Baker at 870-598-2246 or email@example.com.
For more information on the Wellness Ambassador Program click here
Photo: healthy people
Clay County 4-H Youth Leadership Citizenship Team
YLCT is a group of Clay County high school juniors learning leadership skills while being introduced to local, county and state government. The youth also learn diversity, communication, team work, financial management and much more. The purpose is to train productive citizens that contribute and give back to their communities.
Check out our Facebook page!
Photo: Clay County Youth Leadership Citizenship Team with Representative Joe Jett
Join a 4-H Club today at Arkansas 4-Honline.com
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