Crawford County Family & Consumer Sciences
The mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences program in Crawford County is to provide
research-based information through non-formal education to help residents improve
economic well-being and quality of life.
Crawford County FCS program priority areas include:
-Health and Wellness
-Family and Consumer Economics
-Nutrition, Food Safety and Food Preservation
-Marriage, Parenting and Family Life
In addition to traditional family and consumer sciences educational programming, Crawford
County offers ServSafe certification training for professionals in the food service
industry and verified TAPP registry training for early childhood educators.
Joyce Whittington, County Extension Agent - Staff Chair gives direction to the Family
and Consumer Sciences program in Crawford County.
Connect with the Crawford County Family and Consumer Sciences Learning Zone on-line
facebook.com/ccfcsjwhittor @JWhitt719 on Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo:Crawford County EHC Members
Crawford County 4-H Junior Livestock Experts
Purpose of JLE:
"JLE" stands for Junior Livestock Experts. This is a program that will aid in improving
your animal care and management practices for your livestock project. The care you
give your livestock at your farm, during transport and at the show will affect the
price consumers pay for your product. By following good health, nutrition and management
practices advocated in the JLE Program, you will aid in making sure your livestock
perform at their highest level and are a safe, wholesome product for consumers.
Goals of the JLE Program:
To better understand local livestock production practices
To understand nutritional requirements of Livestock
To benefit youth producers through a cooperative effort to supply wholesome, safe,
consistently high quality meat.
To benefit youth producers through a better understanding of how to follow labels
for feed additives, drugs and chemicals used.
To develop proper and safe herd health practices.
To improve the pride and image of youth livestock producers and the reputation for
the meat they produce.
To further understand show ring techniques and qualities of a good herdsman.
Photo: JLE 4-H Youth Microscope Lesson
CRAWFORD COUNTY 4-H JUNIOR LEADERS IN ACTION
To identify potential leaders among 12-19 year old students and provide them with
training which will motivate them to believe in themselves, make the most of their
potential, and become self-sufficient leaders of society, both now and in the future.
Monthly programs will be offered to provide a series of training opportunities. The
trainings will guide these teens from personal leadership development to community
issue awareness and on to action in finding fresh solutions to those issues and then
giving back to the community by giving leadership to identified community service
in their school/community.
Contact Nickie Harding at the Crawford County Extension Office at (479) 474-5286 or
email@example.com for more information on the 4-H program.
Photo: JLA Q. Court Appreciation Meeting
Crawford County Agriculture & Natural Resources
The Crawford County Extension Office offers a variety of Agriculture, Natural Resources,
and Horticulture services. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
strives to provide research-based information on these topics as well as many others.
Information and programs are available on agriculture topics such as beef and forage,
crop production, and water quality. horticulture information and programs include
gardening basics, pest identification, soils analysis, and lawn care. For more information
on Agriculture, Natural Resources or soil sampling information, contact the Crawford
County office at 479-474-5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Beef Cattle
The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides a broad range of
information for homeowners, home gardeners, and Master Gardeners. The Crawford County
Extension Office has loads of horticulture information, can answer questions, and
help solve home & garden problems. Some of the FREE services that we provide in the
area of horticulture include soil testing, insect and pest identification, plant and
weed identification, and research-based horticulture advice. Additionally, the River
Valley Master Gardener program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural
information and improve quality of life with horticultural projects. Trained volunteers,
know as Master Gardeners, accomplish these educational goals. Program participants
receive 40 hours of intensive horticultural training and are expected to give back
40 hours of community service within a year after finishing the training. If you
are interested in becoming a River Valley Master Gardener, contact the Crawford or
Sebastian County Extension Office.
Photo: Master Gardener Logo