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Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council - What We Do

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Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council (AEHC) members have made it their mission to empower individuals and families to improve their lives through continuing education, leadership development, and community service. 

The organization is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer groups in the state

With a membership of 4,400 and over 350 clubs, there are many opportunities to get involved at the local county level. Extension Homemakers, the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, and the United States Department of Agriculture are partners in providing education to families throughout Arkansas

AEHC - connecting research to people

Continuing Education: We work with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.  The Cooperative Extension Service connects trusted research to the adoption of best practices in Family and Consumer Sciences including:

  • wellness,
  • personal finance,
  • nutrition, and
  • personal development.

EHC members learn about safe and healthy food preservation for home canning.EHC CE

Leadership Development

We create opportunities for members to develop leadership skills that increase self-confidence, improve communication, and enable individuals to become more active in community engagement. 

Pictured below: Get Real, Here's the Deal personal finance simulation for high school students, led by Howard County EHC members.EHC Leadership

Community Service

We believe that by working together we can create opportunities, enrich lives, and strengthen communities. Our members contribute to a wide variety of community service projects across the state.  Last year, AEHC members volunteered a total of 705,275 hours with an estimated dollar value of $16,616,279. 

Pictured below: Prairie County EHC members assembled gift baskets for Random Acts of Kindness.Community Gift Baskets