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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.


2018 Day Camp Participants

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.


  • Lawrence County 4-H Clubs
    • 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 


EHC members attend the state EHC Conference in Hot Springs

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 Springs

  • Lawrence County Extension Homemaker Clubs
    • 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
Cattle grazing, looking from combine to rice field, trough garden

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 Program

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



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Photo: Best Care Logo

  • Best Care Classes - March 23, 2019

    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
    • Picky Eating
    • Children and the Opioid Crisis
    • Illness Prevention
    • When Accidents Happen
    • Grace Under Pressure
    • Making a Clean Sweep
    • STEM in Early Childhood
    • Art Experiences
    • Figuring Out Why Children Misbehave

    Top 5 Reasons to Participate in Best Care

    1. Training classes are registered with PDR & Supports Better Beginnings
    2. Training is offered in 26 locations across the state
    3. New curriculum developed every year
    4. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available
    5. FREE!

    Call the Lawrence County Extension office to reserve your place 870-886-3741.


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