Welcome to Sharp County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service!
Sharp County Cooperative Extension Service is a 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 their quality of lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Sharp County Extension Office is at your service!
Serving the Residents of Sharp County
Homeowners did you know your University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides the following educational services for you:
- Vegetable Production (A-Z for Gardening)
- Lawn Care; weed, insect, and disease control
- Horticulture plant disease diagnoses for vegetables and ornamentals (free)
- Soil Testing (free)
- Home Fruit Production
- Food Safety
- Health and Nutrition Concerns
- Canning and Food Processing
- Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
Master Gardener Training is also offered each year, in March, so feel free to call the Extension Office and get on the list for training. We have an active Master Gardener group in Sharp County that meets February-October.
For details, contact the Sharp County Extension Office at 870-994-7363.
Photo: Landscaping plants
Sharp County 4-H member, Katelyn Rogers, recently competed at both the Ozark District and 4-H State O’Rama competitions. During these competitions she gave an illustrated talk in the Health activity about her life with unilateral hearing loss and the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid that changed her life. Katelyn placed 1st at the Ozark District 4-H O’Rama held in Harrison on June 21st. This qualified her to compete at the state competition the week of July 24th. Katelyn received near perfect scores from the judges and finished with 1st place in the state level competition. Katelyn is a member of the Hillbillies 4-H club and very active in both her club and county activities. She says “4-H has given me confidence in many areas of my life, but mostly in my abilities as a public speaker and now I can stand in a room of hundreds and speak without hesitation. 4-H has also allowed me an outlet to talk to others about my hearing loss, mentor younger children with similar issues, and prepare me for a future where I will be able to put all the life skills 4-H has taught me to work”. Rogers is a recent graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and a freshman at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She plans to pursue a degree in pediatric audiology in order to help children just like her overcome hearing loss.
Photo: Sharp County 4-H member Katelyn Rogers receiving her award from Dr. Martha Ray Sartor, Interim Assoc Dir-FCS & 4H
Contact Joe Moore, County Agent, for questions you have about the topics below or any other questions regarding livestock, farming, gardening, weed and pest control, and more.
Producers are spraying for fall armyworms in the southern part of Sharp County. Indications are that fall armyworms could be here until the first hard frost in October. Any annuals, such as wheat and rye, which are planted for fall and winter grazing should be scouted early to prevent fall armyworm losses. Contact Joe Moore, County Extension Agent, or come by the Sharp County Extension office for a copy of the Fall Armyworm Management and Recognition fact sheet.
Farmers did you know??
Your University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides the following educational services to you:
- Soil Testing
- Hay Testing ($18 per hay cutting) and Winter Feed Supplementation
- Forage Variety Recommendation
- Grazing Management
- Sprayer Calibrating
- Weed and Brush Control Recommendations
- Weed and Brush Identification
- Insect Identification
- Insecticide Recommendations for Spring and Fall Armyworn Control
- Fall and Spring Bangs Vaccinations Scheduling with Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission
- Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production
- Prussic Acid and Nitrate Issues in Forages
- Disease Control Options for Vegetables
- Poultry Litter Testing
- Fertilizer Recommendations with Litter
In addition to educational services on a one on one basis, we conduct yearly educational programming in many different areas related to agriculture. If you have a concern or issue not listed above, we will bend over backward to be be of assistance in finding a solution for you.
Photo: Commercial Cow/Calf Pairs grazing in pasture