Welcome To The
Lawrence County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Lawrence County Extension Office is at your service!
12th Annual 4-H Summer Day Camp 2017
The 12th annual 4-H Day Camp will be held at Lake Charles State Park on June 14th, 21st, and 28th. Camp starts at 10 AM each morning and will last until 3 PM. The cost is $30.00 and includes lunch, snacks, and supplies for all three days plus a t-shirt!
Registration deadline is June 1st and space is limited to the first 30 who register.
Come and join the fun!
Photo: 4-H Day Campers saying pledge
WHEP Program in Lawrence County
WHEP improves understanding of wildlife and habitat management, and has led some youth to pursue wildlife careers.
Are you interested in learning about wildlife? The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) is a 4-H youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife management to Cloverbud, Junior and Senior level (ages 5 - 19) youth in Arkansas. Nationally, WHEP has earned a solid reputation for being a 4-H program that fosters relationships between youth, professional wildlife and fisheries biologists, agents, volunteers, parents, teachers, and farmers. Participants learn essential life skills such as oral and written communication and decision-making. Youth strengthen their self-concept and character through interaction with peers and professionals from Arkansas and different parts of the country.
The Lawrence County WHEP team will be practicing at the Lawrence County Extension office on March 21, April 3, 11, 18, and 25.
The State Contest is Friday, April 28 in Lonoke County. Our announced region this year is Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The alternate habitat for Wildlife ID is Urban. Come join Lawrence County 4H and learn about what's wild in Arkansas.
Photo: Black bear looking at camera.
Electricity, Finance, Nutrition & Yoga all in a Day
for teachers, volunteers, afterschool and summer program staff!! Six credit hours of training through the TAPP Registry System, can be earned for completion of this training. Classroom teachers can receive professional development hours for completing this training. CEU's are available for a fee of $10.00. Topics include:Nutrition to Grow On, Financial Literacy for Elementary Students, Electric Energy, Experiential Learning & Positive Youth Development, Yoga for Kids.
The training will be held July 19th starting at 8:30 AM at the Northeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative in Walnut Ridge. Please call for more information 870-886-3741.
Photo:Logo for 4-H Afterschool with 4-H Clover and Extraordinary Learning Opportunities
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Classes
The Kids in the Kitchen program offers cooking classes for youth ages 11 to 15. They learn to prepare simple and nutritious dishes in a safe manner. Classes for 2017 will be held at the Ralph Joseph Education Building on June 1st and 2nd. Classes start at 10 am and end at 2:30 pm. Space is limited. Call for more information 870-886-3741.
Photo: Logo for Kids in the Kitchen
2017 Farm Family of the Year
Through coordination of the County Extension Office and Arkansas Farm Bureau, several organizations and individuals are brought together every year to determine a county farm family. Mitchell and Jeff Worlow of Walnut Ridge were named the 2017 Farm Family of the Year for Lawrence County.
Mitchell started farming in the mid 1980's after college graduation when their grandfather, Joe Worlow,retired. Jeff started farming in the mid 1990's after college graduation and several years of working for Farm Bureau. Mitchell and Jeff's father, Glen Worlow, had retired and the land was available for Jeff.
Mitchell’s wife Sue Anne graduated from Arkansas State University and taught school for 25 years. Son Tyler started farming with the family and attended Arkansas State University after high school. He married wife Casey in 2015 and they just had their first child, Olivia, in 2017. Son Spencer attended Lyon College after high school and graduated from Arkansas State University with a Graphic Communications degree. He is currently a graphic designer for Roach Conveyers in Trumann, AR. Daughter Meredith is a sophomore at The University of Arkansas and is majoring in Biology. She is a student ambassador at U of A and wants to become a dentist post-graduation.
Jeff’s daughter Kinzie is a freshman at Hoxie High School and a member of the 2017 Hoxie girls state basketball championship team. She plans to attend a major university after high school graduation.
Photo:Casey, Tyler, baby Olivia, Meredith, Sue Anne, Mitch, Jeff and Kinzie Worlow
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