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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.


2017 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 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.


  • Lawrence County 4-H Clubs
    • 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 


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 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.

Learn more about the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.


Photo: Lawrence County EHC Members attending the 2017 AEHC State Conference in Hot Springs


  • Lawrence County Extension Homemaker Clubs
    • 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 each month.
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Master Gardeners

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.

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The Best Care Training April 2018

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.  

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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

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