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Extension Educational Programs & Services

Craighead 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.


Cotton Picker Harvesting Cotton

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 Office. 

Photo: Craighead County cotton harvest.

Debbie DeRossitte conducting cooking class

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.

EFNEP Program Assistant discussing fat in taco.

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 food insecurity.

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.