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 6 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 2017 Day Camp at Lake Charles State Park.
Discovery: meets in Walnut Ridge- Leader-Sandra McGinnis
Livestock: meets in Black Rock-Leader-Allan Brown
Shooting Sports: meets in Black Rock - Leader - Phillip Roark
Shutterbugs:meets in Walnut Ridge Leader - Cassie Lawson
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 2018 convention June 5, 6, 7, 2018. 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.
Clover Bend: meets at the Clover Bend Community Center
Black Rock: meets at the Black Rock Community Center
Eaton: meets as announced
Imboden: meets at the Imboden Community Center
Scrappers: meets at the Donna & Jerry Moore Memorial Arena in Black Rock
Smithville: meets at the Smithville Community Center
Krazy Kookers:meets the 3rd Saturday each month at 10 AM. Please call for meeting place as it varies
Lawrence County is very happy to have the Five Rivers Master Gardener Club started
in 1999 as a joint effort with Randolph County. The Five Rivers Master Gardeners are
very active and have monthly meetings as well as conducting educational activities
for the public.
Master Gardeners receive many hours of training in botany, soil science, plant propagation, pest
management, pesticide and herbicide usage, vegetable and ornamental plant gardening,
plant and weed identification, pruning and other horticulture related subjects. In
exchange, Master Gardeners donate back to local communities through community service,
planting educational and therapeutic gardens, providing public speakers and much more.
For more information on the Master Gardener program in Lawrence County contact County
Extension Agent Herb Ginn at 870-886-3741.
The Best Care - Child Care Provider Classes Being Offered
If you are an early childhood professional and want to learn more about caring for
young children, you may be interested in The Best Care training program.
The Best Care training meets the professional development needs of Arkansas' early
childhood professionals by providing 10 hours of verified face-to-face training annually
through Traveling Arkansas Professional Pathways (TAPP). The areas of emphasis include
child development, health, nutrition, and resource management. Continuing Education
Units (CEU's) are available for a $10 fee upon completion of the course. Lawrence
County will be providing the 2018 Best Care classes which will be held at the Williams Baptist College Campus in Walnut Ridge on April 7th and April 21st. . Please contact Katrina Causey to register at 886-3741.
Class size is limited.
Photo:Best Care Program Logo
Extension Wellness Ambassador Program 2018
Are you interested in health, nutrition, and being active? Lawrence County Cooperative
Extension Service is now taking applications for the Extension Wellness Ambassador
Program. Be sure to call 870-886-3741 to get your application. This program will teach participants simple strategies to improve their own health
and the health of their family, friends, and neighbors. The training is conducted
by Cooperative Extension Service professionals, health professionals, and other specialists
in their field. Ambassador trainees will receive 40 hours of training in health and wellness, and
in return, they will agree to give back 40 hours of service in support of healthy
living programs. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming dates
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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