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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Crape Myrtle Pruning Workshop
The Prairie County Extension Service conducted a hands on crape myrtle pruning workshop on March 14 at the fairgrounds in Hazen. Participants learned overall management of crape myrtles and proper pruning techniques.
Photo: County Agent Amy Carroll teaching.
Local 4-H Members Compete at County O-Rama
The Prairie County 4-H O-Rama was held Saturday, March 18 at the Hazen Community Center. The County 4-H O-Rama is the annual competitive event that is held so 4-Hers can show off what they have learned in their 4-H project work. Brent Griffin, County Extension Agent-Staff Chair, Amy Carroll, County Extension Agent- Agriculture along with volunteer Paul Osborne conducted the outdoor activities: Bicycle, Bait casting, and BB Shooting. Indoor competitions were conducted by Shea Wilson, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H. Indoor activities included Illustrated Talks, Method Demonstrations, Fashion Revue, and Performing Arts. First place junior and senior winners have the opportunity to compete in their event at the District 4-H O-Rama Thursday, June 22 in Forrest City.
Photo: Local 4-H Members with awards
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