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Extension Development Contact Information

Brian HelmsBrian Helms serves as the Director of Stakeholder Relations for the Cooperative Extension Service, and has been with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service since 1996.

Brian was raised on a dairy and row crop farm in southwest Arkansas and was happy to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother to join 4-H when he turned 9 years old. He worked as a county extension agent in Union and Howard counties before coming to the State 4-H Office in 2001. Brian began his current role in April 2014. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Extension Education and in 2001 received his Master of Science degree in General Agriculture.            

Email address: Phone number: 501-671-2156

Jenifer ForrestJenifer Forrest serves as the Development Office Administrative Specialist for the Cooperative Extension Service since February 2019.

Jenifer was born and raised in North Little Rock, which she still calls home to this day. She attended North Little Rock High School – West Campus, and graduated in 1996.  In 2015, she received an Associate of Science-Business degree from Pulaski Technical College. 

Jenifer is the Administrative Advisor for Chi Epsilon Sigma, Beta Chapter.  Additionally, Jenifer serves in the rewarding role of children’s ministry at First Assembly of God NLR.  Jenifer has one daughter, Jordan Forrest, who currently lives in Conway, AR.  

 Email address: Phone number: 501-671-2326