Welcome To The
Poinsett County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Poinsett County Extension Office is at your service!
Our classrooms are found in open fields or on the tailgate of a pickup. You will find us among Arkansas' 33 million acres of crops, livestock and natural resources. You will find us in conference centers, public schools, community centers, courthouses, in the classroom and in the lab. That is why "Arkansas is Our Campus."
Check out our "What We Do" video below to learn more about Extension and how we help our clients in Poinsett County and across the State of Arkansas.
Growing 4-H is a top priority in Poinsett County. Each year we introduce a new generation of youth and leaders to the 4-H program. Through fliers, radio interviews, new clubs, school programs, leader training, and news articles, we have grown the Poinsett County 4-H program. 4-H'ers from years past volunteer as club leaders and show the youth the positive impact 4-H has made in their lives. With the assistance of the Poinsett County Extension staff, 4-H leaders are opening new doors by building their clubs around educational and entertaining activities.
Photo: Local 4-H Shooting Sport State Champion, Devon A. wins three national titles at International YHEC in Raton, NM
Poinsett County has 397 farms and 385,236 acres in production, contributing an average value of $287 million per year. Rice and Soybeans are the major crops grown in the county with significant acres of cotton, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum as well. We also have several livestock and forage producers. The Poinsett County Extension Service works with producers, consultants, and industry associates to make a positive impact on Arkansas agriculture. The office conducts demonstrations across the county to address the needs of our producers. A compilation of these demos can be found here. We also enjoy assisting our county residents with lawn, landscape, and garden questions around the home or office.
Photo: Poinsett County Rice-Soybean Production Meeting
Family & Consumer Sciences Program
The Family and Consumer Sciences program strives to enhance resident's knowledge and skills in the areas of family life, nutrition, health, personal finance, and aging. The primary goal is to provide a variety of research-based programs to fulfill the needs of the county. These programs include Best Care, Guiding Children Successfully, Fit in 10, Small Steps to Health & Wealth, and Cook Smart Eat Smart.
Photo: Whitehall EHC members donated stuffed animals to the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office to assist children caught in scary circumstances..