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.
Craighead County Agriculture
Craighead County has over 350,000 acres of farmland that produces corn, wheat, soybeans,
cotton, rice, grain sorghum, peanuts, miscanthus, and sesame. The Craighead County
Extension office provides unbiased, research-based information and recommendations
to producers and homeowners free of charge. Services provided are soil testing, forage
and water analysis, plant and insect identification and disease diagnosis. Agriculture
programs include crop production meetings, variety testing, crop verification, DD50
program, irrigation scheduling, Flag the Technology, and Pesticide Applicator Trainings.
For more agriculture or horticulture information contact Branon Thiesse, CEA-Staff Chair or Chris Grimes CEA-Agriculture, at the Craighead County Extension
Photo: Craighead County cotton harvest.
Craighead County Family & Consumer Sciences
Arkansas Extension - Family and Consumer Sciences helps improve the quality of life
for Craighead County residents by offering community programs in food and nutrition,
health and aging, personal finance, marriage, parenting, and family life. Grant funding
from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is utilized to provide free
nutrition education to low resource families in Craighead County.
Interested learning more about Craighead County Family and Consumer Science Programs?
Contact Debra DeRossitte - CEA Family and Consumer Sciences, at the Craighead County Extension Office.
Photo: Craighead County cooking school.
Craighead County EFNEP Program
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle depends on important factors such as physical activity
and healthy eating. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) reaches
over 200 limited-resource families annually in Craighead County. Participants who
graduate make healthier food choices and better manage their food resources, reducing
For more information about the EFNEP program in Craighead County contact Jerrie Nelson,
EFNEP Program Assistant, at the Craighead County Office.
Photo: Craighead County EFNEP class demonstration.