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Welcome to the

Conway 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 Conway County Extension Office is at your service!

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wheat field at sunrise


Agriculture is a very diverse and important part of Conway County's economy with production including home gardens, beef and forage, poultry, commercial production of corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat and forestry. For more information about the services and educational programs that are offered by the Conway County Extension office to support producers, contact the Agriculture Extension Agent.

Services Available:

  • Soil testing and fertilizer recommendations                                                                                                  Video: Don't Guess Soil Test!
  • Forage analysis and supplemental feed recommendations
  • Litter and manure analysis
  • Water quality testing
  • Brucellosis vaccination program
  • Plant and insect identification
  • Plant disease diagnosis

Educational Programs Available:

  • Beef Herd Management
  • Improved Forage and Grazing Management Practices
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Row Crop Integrated Pest Management


Photo: Wheat field at sunrise in Conway County

4-H Day Camp attendees learn about vegetables and healthy eating by putting together their own packet meals.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Strong, healthy families are the foundation of Arkansas Communities. Helping Arkansans enhance their quality of life through education is our goal. The Conway County Extension Service is dedicated to meeting the community education needs of over 21,000 residents. Conway County offers a variety of programs: Small Steps to Health & Wealth, Extension GetFit, Walk Across Arkansas, Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Acknowledging Aging, Cook Smart Eat Smart, and more! Conway County has a very active Extension Homemaker Club program made up of 5 separate clubs throughout the county.  

FCS program priority areas include:

  • Health and wellness, aging
  • Marriage, parenting, and family life
  • Family and consumer economics
  • Nutrition, food safety, and food preservation
  • Leadership

For more information about Family and Consumer Science programs contact Shannon Autrey at (501)354-9618 or

If you are interested in becoming a member of an Extension Homemaker Club, click here to learn more about EHC.


Photo: Family and Consumer Science Agent Shannon Autrey teaches youth how to prepare healthy meals

4-H youth 2 girls and 4 boys visiting the Arkansas Capitol for 4-H Day at the Capitol

4-H Youth Development Programs

4-H has eleven clubs in our county. Conway County 4-H focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math programs throughout the year. Members take part in numerous project areas ranging from wildlife to clothing to rockets. 4-H members compete on the county, district, and state levels each year.

Conway County 4-H had the 2014 state winning Poultry Judging team, and the 2014 state winning Innovative Technology winner. Numerous school enrichment programs are conducted throughout the school year to educate students on agriculture, healthy food choices, and kid-friendly exercise events.

Get the 411 on 4-H!

Photo: Conway County 4-H visiting the Arkansas Capitol

1 man 2 women sitting at desk on KVOM radio

For additional information, please contact us at 501-354-9618.

Also, tune in to KVOM 101.7 each Friday morning for our close-up segment at 7:55 a.m. In addition, we run articles in the Petit Jean Country Headlight newspaper and take part in the Here at Home Show on Morrilton Community Channel 6.

Photo: Conway County Agents at KVOM radio station