Pick up know-how for tackling diseases, pests and weeds.
Farm bill, farm marketing, agribusiness webinars, & farm policy.
Find tactics for healthy livestock and sound forages.
Scheduling and methods of irrigation.
Explore our Extension locations around the state.
Commercial row crop production in Arkansas.
Agriculture weed management resources.
Use virtual and real tools to improve critical calculations for farms and ranches.
Learn to ID forages and more.
Explore our research locations around the state.
Get the latest research results from our county agents.
Our programs include aquaculture, diagnostics, and energy conservation.
Keep our food, fiber and fuel supplies safe from disaster.
Private, Commercial & Non-commercial training and education.
Specialty crops including turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.
Find educational resources and get youth engaged in agriculture.
Gaining garden smarts and sharing skills.
Creating beauty in and around the home.
Maintenance calendar, and best practices.
Coaxing the best produce from asparagus to zucchini.
What’s wrong with my plants? The clinic can help.
Featured trees, vines, shrubs and flowers.
Ask our experts plant, animal, or insect questions.
Enjoying the sweet fruits of your labor.
Herbs, native plants, & reference desk QA.
Growing together from youth to maturity.
Crapemyrtles, hydrangeas, hort glossary, and weed ID databases.
Get beekeeping, honey production, and class information.
Grow a pollinator-friendly garden.
Schedule these timely events on your gardening calendar.
Equipping individuals to lead organizations, communities, and regions.
Guiding communities and regions toward vibrant and sustainable futures.
Guiding entrepreneurs from concept to profit.
Position your business to compete for government contracts.
Find trends, opportunities and impacts.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Increase your knowledge of public issues & get involved.
Research-based connection to government and policy issues.
Support Arkansas local food initiatives.
Read about our efforts.
Preparing for and recovering from disasters.
Licensing for forestry and wildlife professionals.
Preserving water quality and quantity.
Cleaner air for healthier living.
Firewood & bioenergy resources.
Managing a complex forest ecosystem.
Read about nature across Arkansas and the U.S.
Learn to manage wildlife on your land.
Soil quality and its use here in Arkansas.
Learn to ID unwanted plant and animal visitors.
Timely updates from our specialists.
Eating right and staying healthy.
Ensuring safe meals.
Take charge of your well-being.
Cooking with Arkansas foods.
Making the most of your money.
Making sound choices for families and ourselves.
Nurturing our future.
Get tips for food, fitness, finance, and more!
Understanding aging and its effects.
Giving back to the community.
Managing safely when disaster strikes.
Listen to our latest episode!
Kristin HigginsPublic Policy CenterPhone: 501-671-2160Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Kristin Higgins - May 9, 2022
Updated Blog Post
Are you looking at your sample ballot for the Nov. 8 Arkansas election? There are
a lot of jobs on the ballot that people might not know what they do.
Today we highlight the job of a quorum court member, or justice of the peace as they're
also known in Arkansas.
JPs represent a section, or district of a county. The position is a township role
rather than a county-wide one. Depending on their population, counties have 9, 11,
13 or 15 members serving on their Quorum Courts. This governmental body is similar
to a city council but crosses city lines. Their ordinances can affect people inside
and outside of cities, though typically their ordinances target unincorporated areas.
There are 75 counties and 75 Quorum Courts in Arkansas. In other states, the role
of justice of the peace is called a county commissioner.
JPs are the legislative branch of county government, and they meet at least once a
month. The county judge presides over the Quorum Court but has no vote.
Term in Office: Justices of the Peace serve two-year terms. JPs receive a per diem for their service.
State law sets it at not less than $125 per regular meeting and no more than $10,742
per calendar year in counties with less than 70,000 people. In larger counties, the
maximum per diem is $12,761. In counties with more than 200,000 residents, the cap
is $16,382 per year.
The Association of Arkansas Counties reported per diems ranging from $125 to $864
in their 2021 county government salary survey.
Over their two-year term, a JP is responsible for:
Many Quorum Courts also have subcommittees that JPs serve on and discuss the more
nitty gritty details before an issue appears before the whole group. These committees
have included budget/finance, building, economic development, environmental, personnel,
legislative affairs, public safety,
Justices of the peace also have the authority to marry a couple.
Early voting starts Oct. 24 and Election Day is Nov. 8. Find out what is on your ballot
at the Arkansas Secretary of State's VoterView website, https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/VoterView.
Use our 2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues Voter Guide to learn about the constitutional amendments on this year's ballot.
Arkansas Justices of the Peace 2022 Procedures Manual - Association of Arkansas Counties
Encyclopedia of Arkansas: Quorum Courts
Structure and Responsibilities of Arkansas' County Governments