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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Faulkner 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 the Faulkner County Extension Office for assistance.

 

Agriculture | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasAgriculture in Faulkner County

Agriculture is the largest industry in Arkansas.  Faulkner County has seen great change in agriculture over the years. However, agriculture still has a very strong presence in the county.  In Faulkner County you will find a diverse agricultural background including row crops, pasture, forages, beef cattle, dairy cattle and commercial horticulture. 

 

Agriculture is part of everyone's everyday life from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed in the evening. Faulkner County produces many different crops such as wheat, corn, soybeans, edamame and rice. 

 

Horticulture in Faulkner County 

Outdoor Classroom Garden | Wooster Elementary School | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansas
Photo: Faulkner County Farmers' Market producer in the field.

This area of Horticulture is an ever growing market in Faulkner County.  We have producers in varying sizes from small backyard gardens to farms with over 500 acres.  There are over 50 commercial producers in the county. The agents work with gardens, orchards, commercial greenhouses, lawn care professionals and Farmers' Market vendors.

 

 

 

MP44 Control Weeds
Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control for Arkansas
MP144 Control Pests - Insecticides
Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas
MP154 Control Disease
Arkansas Plant Disease Control Products Guide
FSA-2121 Soil Testing
Test Your Soil for Plant Food and Lime Needs
FSA-6114 Plant Samples
Submitting Plant Samples for Disease Diagnosis
FSA-6114 Foliar Samples
Foliar Sampling for Fruit Crops
Cooperative Extension Service | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
Department of Entomology | Bumpers College | University of Arkansas Fruit & Nut Pest Management
Dr. Donn Johnson | Department of Entomology | University of Arkansas

 

Teaching Garden | Faulkner County Extension - Horticulture | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansas
Photo: Faulkner County agents tend the Teaching Garden.

Homeowners looking for information on almost any topic related to landscape, gardening, soil, lawn care, weed and insect ID have come to the right place!

Faulkner County Extension received the Extension Excellence Award-County Team in 2013 for creation of the "Teaching Garden,” an educational program to meet the needs of the local community.  The Teaching Garden uses an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on growing fresh vegetables using raised beds and methods that are practical for homeowners.  It is located at Freyaldenhoven Nursery in Conway.


MP44 Control Weeds
Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control for Arkansas
MP144 Control Pests - Insecticides
Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas
MP154 Control Disease
Arkansas Plant Disease Control Products Guide
MP426 Fire Ants
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas (color)
FSA-2121 Soil Testing
Test Your Soil for Plant Food and Lime Needs
FSA-6114 Plant Samples
Submitting Plant Samples for Disease Diagnosis
FSA-7036 Fire Ants
Fire Ant Control in Two Easy Steps
FSA-7051 Fire Ants
Fire Ant Abatement
FSA-7052 Fire Ants
Twenty Questions About Fire Ants
Cooperative Extension Service | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System Quarterly News - Coming Spring, 2014!
Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service

 

Turfgrass Research | University of Arkansas

The Faulkner County office has a large call volume when it comes to turfgrass production.  This includes homeowners and lawn care professionals.  The agents assist with plant disease samples and management practices.

The Turfgrass Research program at the University of Arkansas evaluates several varieties of zoysiagrass, bermudagrass, and tall fescue turf as part of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program.

 


 

Conway Tree Board | Faulkner County Extension - Horticulture | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansas

The City of Conway, Arkansas was granted Tree City USA status in March, 2007.  The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, the Urban and Community Forestry and the National Association of State Foresters.

The Conway Tree Board hosts an Annual Arbor Day celebration that draws over 750 people in attendance.  The Board works to plant, preserve and properly maintain the tree canopy of Conway and Faulkner County.

 

 

Family and Consumer Sciences in Faulkner County

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasLearn how to...

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasget the most for your money

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansaseat well and stay healthy

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasraise caring, responsible children

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansashave strong families and safe communities

 

 

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 4-H in Faulkner County

I am Arkansas 4-HThe 4-H Youth program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world.  This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system, along with the involvement of caring adults.

The goals of the 4-H program are to:

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasProvide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school)

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasEncourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasStrengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training

4-H | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasImprove community partnerships and collaborations

Youth in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, cooking, arts and crafts, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and other subjects. Each member selects at least one 4-H project and this project serves as the program's cornerstone.  A 4-H project is a practical, but challenging, planned course of activity on a specific subject.  Projects involve setting goals and evaluating progress through maintaining their individual 4-H Project Record Book.

Each year, the Faulkner County 4-H Foundation directly awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to outstanding Faulkner County 4-H members.  Additionally, youth are eligible to earn more than $80,000 in college scholarships at the state level for their 4-H work.

For more information on joining Faulkner County 4-H, contact Faulkner County Extension, (501) 329-8344.

Current Faulkner County 4-H Clubs and contact information:

Community Clubs:

Donna Beck: (501) 679-5438/ beck@cyberback.com

Meets the first Monday night of each month (unless it is a holiday) at 6:30 pm at 12 West Cadron Ridge Road in Greenbrier

TBA

Anita Stevenson: (501) 358-1692 / stevensons2222@yahoo.com 

Shannon Greenhaw: (501) 428-4489/ longbranchstables@gmail.com

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm 

At the Faulkner county extension office 

 

Ann Wilson: (501) 339-6052 / AMBwilson@gmail.com 

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm 

At the McGee Center in Conway

Amelia Rooney (501) 581-5008 / ameliarooney@yahoo.com

Diana Watkins: (501) 679-4837 / dianaw@uca.edu 

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month.  Please contact for details

Tracy Clark: (479) 806-1986 / clark72@windstream.net 

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm 

At the Vilonia United Methodist Church

Amy Smith: (501) 328-3957 / amsmith_777@yahoo.com 

Meets the first Monday of each month 

At 7:00 pm at Vilonia City Hall Community Room

Special Interest Clubs:

 

Kendal Casey: (501) 849-4171 / Kendallcasey40@gmail.com 

Rodney Harrell: rodneyharrell1@yahoo.com  

Meeting will vary according to program; 

Practice locations, dates, and times will vary

Ages: 8 to 15 for BB Gun; email for interest about other disciplines

Andy Faulkner: Level I 4H Rifle Instructor/Coach / andyf.s74hawkeyes@gmail.com

Cell phone: 501-908-9468

Meeting Location: Varies depending on activity/weather; email for info

Meeting Time: Usually the 1st Tuesday every month @ 6:00 PM at a minimum.  Meetings can fluctuate depending on practice schedule.  Competitive practices can be held every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the S7 Arkansas Gun Club. 

Leonard and Ann Wilson: (501) 339-6052/ AMBWilson@gmail.com 

Email if interested

Tammy Calico: 514-1608/ tammycalico57@gmail.com

Kami Green: (501)329-8344 / kgreen@uaex.edu

Tracy Clark: (479) 806- 1986/ clark72@windstream.net

Meets at Faulkner County Extension office the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30pm

Janice Thessing: (501) 336-4471 / dthessing@gmail.com 

Melissa Belote: (501) 336-5980 / melissa_belote@yahoo.com

Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Thessing Farm

Lollie Bottom 4-H Riders

Shannon Greenhaw 501-428-4489

3rd Saturday of each month 10AM; Most meetings @ Longbranch Stables 

Please call for location.

Grace M. Brodsky (501) 514-4838

gracebrodsky@gmail.com

Please contact if interested

Jason Ingram: 501-514-0363/jasonmingram@yahoo.com

Missy Ralston: (501) 339- 5536 / missyralston@yahoo.com

TBA

Matt Barnett: (501) 679-6389 or (501) 733-2668 / barnettm@windstream.net 

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm 

At Patton’s Store in Wooster

Rose Harris (501)-733-3449 or Brandon Harris (501) 733-4580

Libertylivestock4h@gmail.com

Meets 1st Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.

Harris Farms, 226 Hwy 36 Vilonia, AR  72173

Mayflower 4-H Livestock Show Team

Scott Sewell: (501) 733-6612 / ssewell@cdicon.com 

Ronnie Koch: ronniekoch@yahoo.com 

Meeting date and time- 2nd Monday of each month 

At 7:00 pm at Mayflower Middle School Cafeteria

Susan Mahan: (501)-450-0513/ dearaddilyn@gmail.com

Clubs meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at Oak Bowery’s gym

**Meeting times, dates, and locations are subject to change so please contact the club’s main leader(s) prior to attending a meeting.

 

 

Master Gardeners in Faulkner County

Master Gardeners | Faulkner County Extension | ArkansasThe Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gardening to learn and serve their communities.  You will find Faulkner County Master Gardeners at work...

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasdoing hands-on gardening

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasresearching specific problems

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasspeaking to groups in local schools and community organizations

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasresponding to garden queries made to the Cooperative Extension Office

Family & Consumer Sciences | Faulkner County Extension | Arkansasplanting educational and therapeutic gardens

Faulkner County has 223 Master Gardeners in its program.  Members care for 38 projects/committees around the county, as well as supporting the Faulkner County Extension staff.

The volunteer service and continuing education of the Master Gardener Program enables the Cooperative Extension Service to provide practical and scientific gardening information to the citizens of Faulkner County.

For more information, contact FCMG Advisor Richard Klerk at Faulkner County Extension (501) 329-8344.

 






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