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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.

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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

Union County FCS Agent Lauren Brown introduces LANA the Iguana

Extension Agent Uses Puppet to Improve Child Nutrition

Union County Extension FCS Agent Lauren Brown uses puppet Lana the Iguana to entice children in Union County Pre-K and Kindergarten to try new healthy vegetable and fruit snacks instead of chips and cookies.  The program has met with great success at many Union County schools.


Union County 4-H Record Books

Union County 4-H Youth Development

Record Keeping is a vital tool for any successful business or individual.4-H teaches young people 9-19 how to successfully record and report on their yearly achievements.  4-H Records also enhance scholarship applications for college.  4-H is fun, fulfilling, and designed to prepare youth to be successful citizens for tomorrow.  For more information on Union County 4-H programs, call Brittany Riley at 870-864-1916.

Photo: Record Books


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.