The Range Events Registration packets have arrived. Included are the program guide with agenda, rules and registration instructions.
Extension Educational Programs & Services
Miller 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.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Whether you have a large farm or a small home garden, the Miller County Extension Staff can assist you with your concerns. We offer a wide variety of education programs from beef and forage production to row crops to vegetable gardening and lawn care. Contact Jennifer Caraway, Miller County Extension Agriculture Agent for more research-based information on agriculture and home horticulture programs.
- Four States Cattle Conference
The fifth annual Four States Cattle Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest advice for navigating that marketplace, from advances in forage recommendations to cattle management methods and risk protection instruments.
The conference, scheduled for Dec. 14 at Texas A&M University in Texarkana, will feature agronomists, researchers and market experts from throughout the region.
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- Mole and Gopher Workshop Scheduled for March 23 in Miller County
Miller County is offering a Moles and Gophers Workshop on Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at 10:00 AM with classroom instruction and concluding at the home of a Red Dirt Master Gardener for a field demonstration.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Do you want to learn how to eat healthier or become more physically or financially fit? Are you a diabetic or just enjoy learning how to prepare foods from other countries? All of these topics, and many more, are addressed through the family and consumer science educational programs. Contact Carla Hadley, Miller County Staff Chair/Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for more information.
- "Get Real Here's the Deal" Financial Simulation at North Heights Jr. High
Get Real Financial Simulation teaching 8th graders at North Heights Jr. High how to pay bills and manage money according to the salary and family size they have been given. They have a whole new appreciation of what adults go through each month. The students are learning to write checks for monthly expenses such as hygiene, housing, groceries, insurance, etc.
- SNAP-Ed (Smart Nutrition Active People Education) - Apple Comparisons at Elementary
Trice Elementary students recently learned that there are more apples to choose from than Red Delicious when they were asked to taste Granny Smith apples. They also learned about the health benefits of apples to a healthy diet.
Mrs. Wiederspan and Mrs. Mears, first grade teachers from Trice, sent the following photos of their students sampling the apples.
Miller County 4-H
4-H is a fun and educational program where kids "learn by doing." It is a great opportunity for youth to acquire knowledge and skills, and develop healthy lifestyles that will be beneficial for the rest of their lives. In Miller County it takes the form of community clubs, project clubs, and in-school clubs. We have an enthusiastic new 4-H Agent, Samantha Kroll, who will be happy to help you start a 4-H club.
Anyone age 9-19 can join 4-H or we have Cloverbud activities for youth ages 5-18. So come join the fun. There are many project areas and we can find one just for you!
The faces of 4-Hers are as diverse as the activities in which they take part. Some of the exciting programs our members are experiencing firsthand include:
- 2017 Arkansas 4-H Range Events
- How the VFD Affects Livestock Exhibitors
The Veterinary Feed Directive goes into effect January 1, 2017 and is going to have a big impact on how you feed your show animals. We have all of the details on how it will affect your show barn.