Extension Educational Programs & Services
Conway 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.
With two years in a row of dealing with drought conditions, beef and forage producers
in Conway County are trying to renovate their pastures and hayfields and better utilize
what they have.
The Extension office serves these producers through on-farm demonstrations, farm tours
and workshops showcasing better management practices using weed control, fertility
and grazing management practices. A few of the yearly agriculture programs are: 300
Day Grazing, Forage Weed Control demonstrations, Pesticide Applicator Training, livestock
nutrition, beef cattle management, and the Discovery Farm monitoring quality of run-off
water from farms. Along with Integrated Pest Management programs in rice, wheat, soybeans
and corn involving variety trials, verification fields and demonstrations in weed
and insect control.
Photo: Bermudagrass pasture during the drought.
Family and Consumer Service
Arkansas has a long history of food preservation and the art and science of saving food
is making a comeback. Currently, the USDA is one major source that provides evidence-based food
preservation recipes for home-canning, dehydrating, fermenting, and freezing foods.The
USDA guide can be viewed on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. For more research based food preservation recipes the University of Georgia Cooperative
Extension offers for sale So Easy to Preserve.
Photo: Courtesy of National Center for Home Food Preservation
Video: Frequently Asked Questions for Canning/Freezing-Video
Conway County Extension Homemaker Clubs:
Ashley Terry, County Extension Agent-FCS
Johnnie Taylor, Secretary
Ann Vance, Treasurer
Nina Richey, President
Sharon anderson, Vice President
Sue Mourot, Reporter
Conway County Clubs:
Contact the Conway County Extension Service for more information on clubs, meetings,
Community and Economic Development:
Conway County Extension personal work with local government officials, community leaders,
and area businesses to advance the growth of Conway County's residents and economy.
Extension programs that are available are: Ballot Issues and Policy Development, and
Lead AR. The Lead AR program helps grow tomorrow's community leaders. The Rural Profile
is also available to help bring government services to Conway County. Extensions Arkansas
Procurement Center helps local business bid on and receive government contracts.
4-H Youth Development:
Conway County Extension Service serves over 1,000 area youth in projects areas such
as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The Extension staff along with 23 adult certified volunteer leaders work with the
11 4-H clubs and events and activities.
To learn more about any of the clubs listed below and events and activities, contact
Alicia Hugen at the Conway County Extension Service at 501-354-9618.
Conway County 4-H Clubs:
All Stars – Meets in Morrilton
Caney Creek – Meets at Southern Christian Home
Clover Bud Club – Meets in Morrilton
Conway County Livestock – Meets at the Nemo Vista School
Heritage Run Home School – Meets in Morrilton
Nemo Vista Pioneers – Meets at the Nemo Vista School
Over Cup Club – Meets at the Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy 9 North
Petit Jean Mountaineers – Meets on Petit Jean Mtn.
Regal Clover – Meets in St. Vincent
Shooting Sports – Meets in Morrilton
Teen Leader Club – Meets in Morrilton
Conway County 4-H Events and Activities:
County Summer Camps
County O'rama Contests:
Method Demonstration, Illustrated Talk and Public Speaking night
Performing Arts Night – Vocal, Instrumental, Dance
Fashion Revue Night – Purchased or Constructed Dressy or Casual
Outdoor O'rama – BB Gun Safety, Bicycle Safety, and Baitcasting
Indoor O'rama – Ornamental Horticulture, Crop & Weed ID, Forestry, Wildlife Activity,
Reel into Sport Fishing
Broiler BBQ Contest, Dairy Recipe, and Food Fair
Various educational workshops throughout the year
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
In Pulaski County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides
nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals
and families. Participants report eating more fruit and vegetables, choosing low fat
dairy products and whole grains - all healthier choices - as recommended by the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans. For more information contact Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition. Follow us on Facebook:
Photo: North Little Rock STARS teach kindergarten students how to make healthy food
Strong Women and Men is a low impact strength training program designed to increase
strength, endurance, balance and flexibility in older adults. Many participants have
reported that this program has allowed them to remain in their homes and living independently
as they age. Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition
Photo: Strong Women