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Cooperative Extension News & Publications
Lonoke County, Arkansas

Welcome to our News and Publications page!  Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications.  Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.  For accessible versions of PDF files, please contact Keith Perkins, Lonoke county Staff Chair.

For more information about the educational priorities for the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension Service and how those priorities were met in 2013 click here.

Participants making strawberry jelly

Healthy Living, Happy Homes in Lonoke County

This FCS Newsletter is printed quarterly with information about family life, food and nutrition, financial management, and health and aging. Upcoming classes and events are included. 


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Photo: Participants in the Food Preservation workshop learn water bath canning techniques.


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Extension Homemakers

The Extension Homemakers organization in Lonoke County is very active within their communities, the county, and across the state.  An EHC Newsletter is published quarterly to keep all members, and the community, informed of successful events as well as upcoming activities. For information about getting involved with Extension Homemakers contact Dianna Bowen at the county extension office, 501-676-3124.


Photo: Extension Homemakers meet at Woodlawn to make blankets and pajama pants for Open Arms Shelter.

Three people in field monitoring crop for weed resistance

Agriculture Newsletters

Newsletters are published frequently by the Lonoke County Extension Office to keep up to date information in the hands of Lonoke County farmers and ranchers.

 Photo: Ag Agent, Keith Perkins, and state specialists monitor a field in Lonoke County to test for weed resistance.



Boy welding

Lonoke 4-H Lowdown 

Lonoke County 4-H utilizes monthly newsletters to keep members informed on activities, competitions, meetings, and opportunities.  The Lonoke Lowdown is mailed to all active 4-H members, posted on the Lonoke County 4-H Facebook page, and listed below. These newsletters are your key to deadlines, information, and activities!

Photo: Caleb S. wins the welding competition at the 2016 Arkansas 4-H O-Rama.