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Faulkner County, Arkansas

 

Faulkner County Extension

Opportunities for Youth & Adults

The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, developing life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. In Van Buren County there are nearly 150 youth enrolled across 12 community, project, and social clubs. Hundreds of youth have the opportunity to participate and experience 4-H through the many 4-H Youth Enrichment programs during the year. 4-H membership is free and provides many educational and fun experiences for all youth ages 5-19.

Join a 4-H Club today and get involved!! Search and Like the Van Buren County 4-H page on Facebook. For additional information on 4-H in Van Buren County contact Torrie Smith, County Extension Agent - FCS/4-H.

Faulkner County Master Gardeners

What is Family and Consumer Sciences? Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), originally named Home Economics, focuses on educational programming promoting: improved health and well-being, stronger families, financial stability and leadership growth. Programs currently available in Van Buren County are Strong Women and Men, Walk Across Arkansas, Smart Nutrition Active People Education (SNAPED), Navigating the Financial Journey, Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Parenting Journey, Small Steps to Health and Wealth, Agribility and Endless Gardening. The Van Buren County Family and Consumer Science Subcommittee assist in planning the FCS programs based on county-wide needs assessments. To learn more about the FCS programs offered in Van Buren County, contact Torrie Smith, County Extension Agent-FCS/4-H at 501-745-7117 or find UAEX Van Buren County on Facebook.

 

Photo of a mother cow and a baby calf nursing

Van Buren County Agriculture

Van Buren County's most abundant agriculture commodity is beef cattle followed by a significant small ruminant population (goats and sheep) that face similar production issues. With the rising cost of inputs for livestock production such as feed, fertilizer, and hay, producers need methods to implement that reduce these costs. The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture's Van Buren County Extension Office can provide you nonbiased research-base information to assist you in lowering your input costs to increase your profits and efficiency in livestock and forage production. Check out our program page to find out more information on 300 Days of Grazing, Soil Testing, Weed Control, Forage Production, Livestock Nutrition and Production to assist you with your production needs. Agriculture in Van Buren county is not limited to just livestock production. There are some commercial horticulture operations in the county. Many homeowners have various levels of interest in vegetable gardening, fruit production, landscaping, and lawn care. The Van Buren County Extension Service also provides researched based information for commercial and homeowner horticulture.

Master Gardener bed at the County Annex Building

Van Buren County Community & Economic Development

The Van Buren County Extension Service has many opportunities for individuals to volunteer and hone up on their leadership skills. One volunteer program offered is the Van Buren County Master Gardener program consisting of 45 Master Gardeners in 2012 that provided over 2000 Service Volunteer hours in various projects from Ed Leamon Park in Fairfield Bay to the Van Buren County Courthouse Annex in Clinton. These members also donated over 1,100 hours in training and educational time to keep them up to speed on the latest horticulture information. The Van Buren County Extension office also offers opportunities in Extension Homemakers Clubs, 4-H Clubs,and the New Extension Wellness Ambassador Program for you to hone your leadership skills in volunteer roles.  

 

Van Buren County

Family & Consumer Science

What is Family and Consumer Sciences? Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), originally named Home Economics, focuses on educational programming promoting: improved health and well-being, stronger families, financial stability and leadership growth. Programs currently available in Van Buren County are Strong Women and Men, Walk Across Arkansas, Smart Nutrition Active People Education (SNAPED), Navigating the Financial Journey, Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Parenting Journey, Small Steps to Health and Wealth, Agribility and Endless Gardening. The Van Buren County Family and Consumer Science Subcommittee assist in planning the FCS programs based on county-wide needs assessments. To learn more about the FCS programs offered in Van Buren County, contact Torrie Smith, County Extension Agent-FCS/4-H at 501-745-7117 or find UAEX Van Buren County on Facebook.

 

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