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Arkansas EHC to host National Volunteer Outreach Network conference in Springdale

May 3, 2019

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  • Arkansas EHC to host national volunteer network conference
  • Conference will be in Springdale on July 23-25.

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LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Extension Homemakers will be hosting the national conference of the National Volunteer Outreach Network in Springdale on July 23-25.

The National Volunteer Outreach Network, or NVON, is comprised of member organizations working together to promote communication, education, and volunteerism for all. AEHC is one of its members and the decision to host the national conference is a natural fit. The organization’s more than 3,700 members have provided more than 700,000 volunteer hours in Arkansas during the current fiscal year. 

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VOLUNTEERS -- St. Francis County EHC donate therapy dolls to Arkansas Children's Hospital. These stuffed dolls help patients communicate their pain to doctors and nurses. Patients also enjoy decorating the dolls. (U of A System Division of Agriculture file photo)

“AEHC members are putting together the program agenda, recruiting speakers, planning tours and other support activities,” said Laura Hendrix, associate professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and extension liaison to AEHC. “They are organizing and will conduct the conference with support of county family and consumer science agents and state extension faculty and staff.”

The conference is being held at the Springdale Holiday Inn. About 200 people are expected to attend. Conference information is available here:

The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council is a volunteer organization associated with the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

To learn more about Extension Homemakers, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 


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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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