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 email@example.com and Addie Wilson, Family Consumer Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org are here to assist you.
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
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
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 email@example.com or Melissa Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photo- Melissa Beck, CEA - Agriculture, helps 4-H members learn about teamwork through
4-H Leadership Initiatives for Everyone (LIFE).
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
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 choosemyplate.gov. For more information about SNAP contact Addie Wilson, Family and Consumer Sciences
Cooperative Extension Agent at email@example.com or 870-887-2818.
Photo: Addie Wilson, CEA -FCS, teaches students about healthy eating practices through
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-887-2818.
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 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 email@example.com.
Photo - The Nevada County Extension Homemakers Club hosted a Tea Party for the Hempstead
County Extension Homemakers Clubs.