Welcome To The
Union 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 lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Union County Extension Office is at your service!
Union County Ag and Natural Resources
County Agent Robin Bridges recently completed installing a Raised Bed Blackberry Demonstration Garden at the Union County Fairgrounds. Clinics for Blackberry growers to begin in 2018.
Photo: Blackberry Demo
Union County Master Gardeners
Union County Master Gardener Barbie Luther was recognized as" Arkansas Master Gardener of the Year" at the recent Master Gardener State Conference. Barbie has been an active Master Gardener for 19 years and has served as President of Union County Master Gardener and currently serves as Secretary for County 76. Her passions for plants and people has been an inspiration to all those who know her.
Photo: Arkansas Master Gardener Program Coordinator Janet Carson presenting Master Gardener of Year award to Barbie Luther.
4-H Leads in Union County
Union County had six delegates to State O'Rama in 2017. Five of the six placed in the top five and their respective competitive divisions. Two members were recognized for record book achievement and will be part of the Arkansas 4-H Delegation to Club Congress in November.
Photo: UC 4-H members at 2017 State O'Rama
Union County Youth Cooking Class
Union County Youth 9-19 participated in the Extension sponsored food safety and cooking class in June 2017.
Photo:Union County EHC Member Terrie Simpson Teaching Youth to "Be Safe" While Cooking in Class Sponsored by Union County Extension.
UNION COUNTY EFNEP
Union County EFNEP Program Assistant Cherrie Sweeney teaching youth that exercise
is a part of healthy living.
Photo: Exercise Can Be Fun!!!