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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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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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Summer Camps for Kids

Keep your kids occupied this summer with one of our 4-H summer camps.

Find the perfect camp
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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
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Sun Safety

One blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

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

While fun, a picnic area is also a prime for food-bourne illness if you don't take the proper precautions.

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.