Cooperative Extension News & Publications
St. Francis County, Arkansas
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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 Pulaski County today, there are more than 300 youth enrolled in 4-H Clubs and thousands more experience a 4-H Youth Development educational program within the year. Membership in 4-H is absolutely free and provides you with a world of opportunity!
Photo: School kids petting a baby chick they hatched out in their classroom through the 4-H Embryology program.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program. Mission: The EFNEP program is to empower individuals, families and youth with limited resources acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development. Audience: EFNEP adults focus on educational programs to enhance the quality of the families' diet. The adults are taught in small groups or individually by EFNEP assistants trained by Extension educators. The majority of participants complete the EFNEP curriculum in less than 8 sessions.
The EFNEP youth program focuses on providing food and nutrition education to contribute to personal development of youth from families with low income. The youth are taught in summer or year-round enrichment programs conducted by EFNEP assistants and volunteers.For more information about the EFNEP Program in St. Francis County contact Tammy Keeler, EFNEP Program Assistant at the St. Francis County Office at 870-261-1730.