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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2017 Grand Prairie Crop Production Meeting
The Grand Prairie Ag. Production meeting was held on January 10, 2017 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A large group of producers, agriculture industry representatives, crop consultants and UA Extension personal attended. This meeting was a joint meeting with Prairie, Lonoke and Pulaski counties.
Extension Specialist gave an overview of changes on the 2016 Soybean crop, various rice diseases that were seen during the 2016 growing season and the impact they had on our rice crop, Entomologist discussed rice seed treatments, and a over view of the 2016 rice growing season.
A catfish lunch by King Cat was served at noon.
Photo: Lunch being served during meeting
Local 4-H Members Travel to the Capitol
More than 400 4-H members from throughout Arkansas (including three members from Prairie County) arrived at the State Capitol Building February 16 to hear from Governor Asa Hutchinson and other elected officials before touring the grounds, meeting with some of their respective legislators and attending readings of the 4-H Day resolutions in the House and Senate.
The first 4-H Day at the Capitol was held two years ago, in 2015. The purpose of the event was twofold: both to expose members of 4-H to the Capitol and the mechanics of the legislative process, and also to familiarize legislators with the widespread importance and popularity of the 4-H program, which serves all 75 counties in Arkansas.
Photo: Local 4-H Member and State Officer At-Large introducing speakers
Spring Edition of Walk Across Arkansas Begins Feb. 26
Are all those holiday indulgences weighing you down? The spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas, which begins Feb. 26 and runs through April 22, may help improve the numbers on your scale.
Walk Across Arkansas is one of the largest public health initiatives in Arkansas, with more than 2,200 people taking part last year. Participation isn’t limited to walking. Walk Across Arkansas is open to any kind of exercise – run, paddle, bike – just keep track of your time.
Getting involved is easy. Gather a team of two to 10 people and register at www.uaex.edu/walk. Come Sunday, Feb. 26, start hitting the pavement. Record the number of minutes you walk or do other exercise for eight weeks.
To register, go to www.uaex.edu/walk or contact our office.
Photo: Walk Across Arkansas logo