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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Nevada 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.  Extension Agents Melissa Beck, Agriculture-Staff Chair and Addie Wilson, Family Consumer Sciences are here to assist you.  

Upcoming Programs

Taylor and her friend are cooking up some yummy fruit pizzas

Summer Extension Activities

It's Summer time! Come enjoy the summer with the Nevada County Extension Service. We have fun and educational programs for children and adults to enjoy. Please click the links below to see some of the activities we have to offer.

For more information, call 870-887-2818

4-H LIFE Day Camp

Kids Can Can 

Food Preservation

4-H Robotics Day Camp (limited enrollment) 

Want to request a program not listed? Please call and let us know.

Pictured left are Taylor and her friend making yummy fruit pizzas! I hope they save us some.


 Agriculture Programs

  • 300 Days of Grazing
  • Registered Forester CFE Training
  • Four States Cattle Conference
  • Pond Management
  • Home Garden 
  • Garden Pest Management
  • Stocker Cattle Receiving & Management
  • Farm Record Management
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Cool Season Annuals 
  • Ration Balancing and Least Cost Supplementation Programs for Cattle
  • Forage Testing
  • Beef Cattle Mineral Supplementation
  • Soil Testing
  • Pasture Improvement Programs
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Beef Quality Assurance
  • Arkansas Beef Improvement Program
  • And much more! Contact Melissa Beck at

Family and Consumer Science Programs

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Safety
  • Serv Safe Certification
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education
  • Health and Aging
  • Wellness Ambassador Program
  • Yoga for Kids
  • Family Life
  • Best Care Connected
  • Marriage and Parenting
  • Financial Management
  • Resource Management
  • And much more! Contact Addie Wilson at 


County agent with 4-H youth learning about teamwork by trying to skate as a team on boards.

Nevada County 4-H Program

The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

Nevada County has one community club, The  Willisville Clovers; one project group the Veterinary Science 4-H and a Teen Leader Club. Nevada County conducts in-school 4-H programs such as Eating from the Garden, Robotics and Serving Up My Plate at Prescott and Nevada Schools. Contact Addie Wilson at or Melissa Beck at for more information.       

Photo- Melissa Beck, CEA - Agriculture, helps 4-H members learn about teamwork through 4-H  Leadership Initiatives for Everyone (LIFE).

Agent Addie Wilson teaching students about healthy eating.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

In Nevada County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families.

Currently, this education is being focused in the schools of Nevada County. Third graders at Prescott Elementary and Nevada County School are learning how to make healthy food choices through the new "Serving up MyPlate" curriculum. Lessons include making half of your plate fruits and vegetables, making half of your grains whole grains, choosing lean sources of protein and eating low fat dairy products.

For more information about MyPlate visit  For more information about SNAP contact Addie Wilson, Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Agent at or 870-887-2818. 

Photo: Addie Wilson, CEA -FCS, teaches students about healthy eating practices through SNAP-Ed.
Extension Wellness Ambassador Program. Drawing of an apple, a heart and a person exercising.

Extension Wellness Ambassador Program

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is now taking applications for a new Extension Wellness Ambassador Program. The first of its kind offered in the state, this program will teach participants simple strategies to improve their own health and the health of those around them.

Topics include: Healthy eating and weight management, Avoiding portion distortion, Strength Training, Exercise to improve balance and flexibility, Preventing and managing chronic disease, Health behavior change strategies that stick, Understanding personality types and much more.

 For more information contact Addie Wilson, CEA-FCS, at or 870-887-2818.

Group of Master Gardeners working in a garden.

Nevada County Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener program allows community members interested in volunteerism and gardening opportunities to learn and serve their communities. Nevada County Master Gardeners contribute hundreds of service hours to projects in the county including the Nevada County Courthouse, Nevada County Library, Depot Museum and Extension Office.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener call 870-887-2818.

Photo - Master Gardener's in Nevada County love being outside practicing new techniques and  working to make Nevada county even more beautiful.

Nevada County Extension Homemakers Club members at a Tea Party.

Nevada County Arkansas Extension Homemakers Club

The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Program is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer groups in the state with a membership of 6,000 and clubs in every county. The mission is to provide service for our families, our communities, and our world. There are also numerous educational and leadership development opportunities.

Most recently the Nevada County Extension Homemakers were given the task to make Christmas Stocking out of Christmas sweaters to donate to an organization of their choosing. 

We currently have one club, Fairhills Club, that meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 2:00 PM at the Nevada County Cooperative Extension Office. For more information about this club or to start one in your area call Addie Wilson at the Nevada County Extension office at 870-887-2818 or email

Photo - The Nevada County Extension Homemakers Club hosted a Tea Party for the Hempstead County Extension Homemakers Clubs.