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Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council

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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. 

What is EHC? We are one of the largest volunteer groups in the state

With a membership of 3,700 and over 320 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.

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AEHC - we connect research to Arkansans

EHC volunteers cook as volunteer hours
Pictured above: EHC members learn about safe and healthy food preservation for home canning.

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 volunteers teach youth about financial wellness
Pictured above: Get Real, Here's the Deal personal finance simulation for high school students, led by Howard County EHC members.

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.  

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. 

EHC volunteers with gift baskets
Pictured above: Prairie County EHC members assembled gift baskets for Random Acts of Kindness.


EHC is also part of the National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) and the Country Women's Council USA (CWCUSA).