Welcome to the
Prairie 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 Prairie County Extension Office is at your service!
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Cowboys, Horses, and Cattle - Oh My! 4-Hers Take a Trip Back in Time to the Wild West
All kids deserve a summer camp experience, and the Prairie County 4-H program looks forward to providing that opportunity locally each year. 4-H Day Camps were recently held for youth ages 5-8 and 9-13 at the Prairie County Fairgrounds. This year’s camp theme was “Wild West,” and participants had access to fun and educational activities including archery, cooking, crafts, stick horse barrel racing, Barnyard Olympic-style games and more.
Although day camps may be over for the summer, the 4-H fun doesn’t have to be! We currently have three 4-H clubs that meet throughout the year for youth to be involved in: The Grand Prairie 4-H Club in Hazen, The Little 4-Hers Club in Des Arc, and the Prairie County Teen Leader Club. For more information about how you can get involved, contact us at 870-998-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook: prairiecoarkansas4h or follow us on Instagram: @prairieco4h.
Photo: Youth participating in archery during 4-H day camp.
Local 4-H Members Boost Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus
Prairie County 4-H members Angela H. and Sara Beth T. were selected to attend Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) July 9-15 as part of the Arkansas 4-H Delegation. CWF is 4-H’s premier leadership and citizenship program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. CWF is more than a Washington, D.C. field trip – it’s an opportunity for 4‑H’ers to learn how to be citizen leaders and make a difference in their communities.
CWF participants enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the nation's capital and the chance to meet members of Congress; develop communication, leadership and citizenship skills through hands-on learning and group activities; and build new and lasting friendships.
Angela and Sara Beth both received a $500 scholarship to attend this trip thanks to the local donors who generously give to the annual 4-H fund drive.
Photo: 4-H youth participating in CWF
4-H Teens Attend Arkansas 4-H O-Rama
Nearly 400 teenagers congregated in Fayetteville July2-28, to attend Arkansas State O-Rama – a time when Arkansas 4-H members displayed their talents in performances and competition, and of course, enjoyed the company of their 4-H peers. This year five of our senior 4-H members were eligible to compete in their respective competitions at State O-Rama. Aleigha S. received 2nd place in Illustrated Talks Consumer Economics and Sara Beth Toll received 3rd place Reporting and 4th place in Fashion Revue. Other participants included: Isaiah W. and Jeremiah W. - Consumer Judging and Angela H. – Performing Arts Vocal. Sara Beth T. was also recognized as a state scholarship winner during the Awards of Excellence Banquet Wednesday evening and received a college tuition check.
Photo: Sara Beth T. receiving a State 4-H Scholarship