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Resources, Advice, and Tips for Surviving Summer in Arkansas 

Looking for free summer resources for your family or farm? Our Extension agents and specialists are prepared to equip you with knowledge and research-based solutions to beat the heat and have a great time this summer. 

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Drought Effects

Summer heat brings a higher risk for drought conditions in Arkansas. While drought does recede over time, its effects linger for years to come.

Get Arkansas drought resources
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Home Irrigation & Water Conservation

Save water and money by implementing our water conservation best practices on your property.

Start Conserving Water
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Virtual Activities for Kids

Keep your kids occupied this summer with our virtual 4-H camp sessions! Join us live or watch the recordings as we learn new crafts.

Find the perfect activity
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Farm and Home Equipment Safety

Summer is a season for outdoor work on the home and farm. Stay safe using machinery by downloading one of our fact sheets.

Download our safety fact sheets

Summer Skin Care

One blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. So don't forget the sunscreen!

Use our sun safety tips
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Packing a picnic? Keep Your Food Safe!

While fun, picnics can also be a prime time for food-bourne illness if proper precautions are not taken.

Watch our picnic food safety video

Summer Drought & Heat Management Resources

  • Drought Management and Recovery for Livestock

    Summer is the driest season and, together with high temperatures and evaporation, produces more severe drought conditions

  • Feeding Horses in a Drought

    Horses do not accept a change in forage very well, and the shortage of hay and increase in expense of concentrates have caused many horse owners to evaluate current feeding programs and seek alternatives.