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smiling man in grey suitBrian 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 could not wait 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. He provided statewide leadership to the youth leadership and citizenship programs. Including serving as Advisor to the State 4-H Officer teams and conducting Teen Leader Conference. He also provided statewide leadership to 4-H record books, state 4-H scholarship program, state recognition events and to 4HOnline the membership and event registration program.

 Helms 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


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Jackson Alexander serves as the Fund Development Associate for the Cooperative Extension Service and has been with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service since July 2015.

 Raised on a small cow/calf operation in southwest Oklahoma, Jackson's passion for agricultural sciences and natural resources runs deep. His involvement through organizations such as 4-H, The National FFA Organization, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association, and the The National Beef Ambassador Program shaped his love of youth leadership development. By serving on the 2010 National Cattlemen's Beef Ambassador Team and being honored as the 2007 Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association Outstanding Junior Cattleman, it was only natural for Jackson to pursue a career in the agricultural industry.

A 2013 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Jackson attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and majored in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agricultural Economics. Jackson completed his Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas in Agricultural and Extension Education.  Email address: Phone number: 501-671-2129