Extension Educational Programs & Services Lawrence 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.
4-H Youth Development
Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Service has a wonderful 4-H youth development
program. Through 4-H programs, kids in our county are able to travel to new places
as well as meet other 4-H'ers. Lawrence County currently has over 100 county youth,
ranging from ages 5-19, and 20 adult volunteers. There are 4 clubs spread throughout
the county. Below is a list of the clubs and their meeting location. For more information
about 4-H, contact Bryce Baldridge at the Lawrence County Extension Office at (870)
886-3741. To join a Lawrence County 4-H club or to re-enroll go to 4-H online.
Photo: 4-H members who participated in 2018 Day Camp at Lake Charles State Park.
Art Discovery: meets in Walnut Ridge- Leader-Debbie Lamb
Livestock: meets in Black Rock-Leader-Allan Brown
Shooting Sports: meets in Black Rock - Leader - Phillip Roark
Ralph Joseph Youth Leadership Group Advisor - FCS Agent Katrina Burch
Lawrence County Extension Homemakers
The Lawrence County Extension Homemakers always have a great time at the Annual State
Meeting in Hot Springs. Celebrating the year's achievements and projecting for the
future, AEHC meets at Hot Springs each June. Save the dates for the 2019 convention June 4, 5, 6, 2019. Educational, How-to, Creative Skills and Subject Matter classes, as well as awards
and recognitions will highlight the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For
more information about current clubs or to start a new club, contact FCS Agent Katrina Causey
at (870) 886-3741. Learn more about the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.
Photo: Lawrence County EHC Members attending the 2018 AEHC State Conference in Hot
Clover Bend: meets at the Clover Bend Community Center
Black Rock: meets as announced
Eaton: meets as announced
Imboden: meets at the Imboden Community Center
Scrappers: meets at the Lawrence County Soil Conservation Conference Room
Smithville: meets at the Smithville Community Center
Krazy Kookers:meets as announced
Lawrence County Agricultural Programs and Services
Whether you have a row crop farm, livestock or a small home garden, the staff at
the Lawrence County Extension office can assist you. We offer a wide variety of education
programs from beef and forage production, to row crops, to vegetable gardening and
lawn care. Contact Lawrence County Extension for more research-based information on
agriculture livestock and home horticulture programs.
Drums Alive Exercise Classes - Thursdays Starting February 21st.
Drums Alive–Golden Beats stimulates people whether they are young, old, healthy or ill. When we drum and dance
we are having FUN! This in return releases endorphins and releases negative feelings,
while the rhythmical drum patterns increases synchronization of brain wave activity.
In return this provides feelings of euphoria, improved mental awareness, and self-acceptance.
Classes start at 5:30 pm and lasts about an hour. The registration fee is $20.00 per
year. Class space is limited so call and reserve your spot! Call the Lawrence County
Extension office for more information at 870-886-3741.
Photo:Ladies drumming on exercise balls in Drums Alive Class
Best Care: 10 hours of face to face trainings. One day class starting at 8:30 am and
ending at 6:30 pm. Class will be held at Williams Baptist University.
2019 Course Topics
Safe Food Handling
Children and the Opioid Crisis
When Accidents Happen
Grace Under Pressure
Making a Clean Sweep
STEM in Early Childhood
Figuring Out Why Children Misbehave
Top 5 Reasons to Participate in Best Care
Training classes are registered with PDR & Supports Better Beginnings
Training is offered in 26 locations across the state
New curriculum developed every year
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available
Call the Lawrence County Extension office to reserve your place 870-886-3741.
Lawrence County has a Facebook page where you can check for upcoming events. We post
information in all programming areas and lots of pictures. Go and like us on Facebook
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