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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Union County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you don’t see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension office for assistance.


Pesticide Applicator Training

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, New Master Gardeners 2016

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

Shopping Matters

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.

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Chicken Que 2018

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.


EFNEP PA's expanding food and nutrition for youth

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.