Union County Applicator Training
Union County Agriculture producers who choose to use Restricted Use Pesticides for
Farm Management must be licensed by the Arkansas Plant Board. To get a license, a
producer must complete applicator training through a County Extension Office. Union
County offers 4 trainings each year. The next training will be held Tuesday, February
7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Union County Extension Office. Cost of training is $10.00.
Call our office at 870-864-1916 for more information.
Photo: Weed Control Materials
Union County Master Gardeners
Union County Master Gardeners encourage anyone interested in gardening and volunteering
to sign up for the 2017 Master Gardener training program. The eight week program
provides 5 hours of training in horticulture, gardening, and soil science each week.
After completion of training, the new Master Gardeners are required to return 40 hours
of volunteer time to their local community. Also required is 20 hours of continued
education. The cost for the class is $80. The 2017 class location will be at Ouachita
County Extension Office in Camden, every Tuesday February 7 - March 28 from 1-6 p.m.
For more information about the Master Gardener program, email agent Robin Bridges or call (870) 864-1916.
Photo: Union County New Master Gardeners 2016
Extension Agent Teaches "Shopping Matters"
Union County Extension FCS Agent Lauren Brown educates the public about price comparisons
and nutritious best buys through a program called "Shopping Matters" at local grocery
in February 2018. More than 200 customers participated in the one day event.
Photo: Shopping Matters
Union County 4-H Youth Development
Union County 4-H members learned food and fire safety by competing in 2018 4-H Chicken
Que. The activity was sponsored by Union County Extension Partner Farm Bureau. Union
County 4-H will have three entries for the District Chicken Que in Arkadelphia on
May 3, 2018.
Photo: Union County 4-H member L. Rowland preparing her chicken for grilling.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Union County Program Assistants for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program reached
more than 400 Union County youth by teaching five lessons on healthy living through
"Kids in the Kitchen" and the annual tomato project. Youth had fun while learning
about healthy eating combined with regular exercise to improve quality of life. For
more information about the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program contact Union
County Extension Office at (870) 864-1916.
Photo: Union County EFNEP Program Assistants expanding food and nutrition for youth.