Welcome to the
Pope 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 lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Pope County Extension Office is at your service!
Click here to see a short video about What We Do!!
Pope County Agriculture
There's a lot of talk about Zika and mosquitoes. While there are no indications of
virus carrying insects in Arkansas, the types of mosquitoes associated with the virus
prefer breeding in artificial containers near homes, NOT rice fields, swamps or flood
areas. Click here to read more!
For more information on agriculture in Pope County, contact the Pope County Extension Office.
Photo: Mosquito larvae.
Family and Consumer Science
The March 4 session includes topics such as:
-Two Bite Club
-Let's Sing...Do, Re, Mi!
-Infant and Toddler Literacy
-Effective Communication Skills
The April 1 session includes topics such as:
-Grow It, Try It, Like It Part 1 & 2
-Child Care Prepared: Disaster Preparedness
Up to 10 hours of TAPP approved FREE face to face early childhood professional development training! Join us for handouts with activity ideas, door prizes, snacks and refreshments!
Photo: The Best Care logo.
Community & Economic Development
Whether conducting public policy education or organizing community leaders, the Pope County Extension Office is always ready to assist. Community and Economic Development is an important part of our complete program. One of the most visible efforts is the gardening project developed in conjunction with Juvenile Court Officials. With assistance from Pope County Master Gardeners, the project teaches at risk youth the benefits of growing their own vegetables while providing beautiful green space in downtown Russellville.
Photo: Garden project proves to be a great success in the first year.
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. In Pope County today, there are more than 200 youth enrolled in 4-H clubs. Thousands more experience a 4-H Youth Development educational program within the year. Membership in 4-H is absolutely free and provides youth with a world of opportunity! Last year, 4-H youth helped our community through community service projects such as picking up trash, donating food to local pantries, walking dogs at the animal shelter, and delivering valentine's to local nursing homes.
Photo: Pope County 4-H members participated in a camping trip and cleaned up the Stafford cemetery.