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The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.
If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension
Office for assistance.
The Ashley County Extension Office conducts demonstrations, trainings, and research
on an annual basis. Pesticide applicator trainings are conducted twice a year to keep
producers current with state regulations. Soil Samples and diagnostic samples of feed,
and litter can be submitted to the Ashley County office for testing. Demonstrations
are conducted with local producers to educate them on current research based U of
A recommendations. Demonstrations are currently being conducted in Corn, Rice, Soybeans,
Cotton and Wheat. The Ashley County office works closely with U of A specialists and
professors to conduct research on local issues concerning Ashley County farmers.
Soybean Quick Facts
Corn Quick Facts
Corn Seeding Rates
Rice Quick Facts
Nitrogen rates per variety
Calibrating Grain Seeder
Planting Recommendations Seeding Rates
Helping families enhance their quality of life through education is the goal of the
Family & Consumer Science agent with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service. The Family & Consumer Sciences Agent in Ashley County
develops and delivers programs and information aimed at making life better, healthier
and safer for individuals and families. So let us help you put knowledge to work to
improve your life. We offer a wide range of educational programs that can positively
impact you and your family. Contact Iris Phifer at 870-853-2080.
The class features a variety of dishes. The health benefits with the Mediterranean
diet includes reducing risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
The Mediterranean diet is known as the gold standard for lifelong good health.
SNAP-Ed is a nutrition education program for limited resource families that can help
you fix healthy, low-cost meals and snacks for your family, feel better and have more
energy, and get the most for your food dollar. SNAP-Ed encourages healthy choices
and active lifestyles through hands on activities, cooking demonstrations, small group
discussions, educational displays, and handouts and activities.
Walk Across Arkansas is an 8 week exercise campaign where you and your team set personal
goals for physical activity and try to meet them. Walk Across Arkansas is conducted
in the Fall & Spring each year.
This is a community based strength training program targeted to mid-life and older
adults. The program is designed to increase strength, and improve balance and flexibility.
Classes meet three times a week throughout the year.
This program helps individuals and families achieve their financial goals, manage
debt and plan for the future. Available programs include: Arkansas Saves, Smart Start
for Newlyweds, Financial Management Education and Get Real, Here's the Deal. We also
provide money management activities families can do together so children learn to
manage money and develop good financial habits at an early age.
Family Life is full of challenges, the Ashley County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
offers a variety of educational programs and information to help strengthen individuals
and families. Information such as:
Extension Homemakers Clubs empower individuals through continuing education, leadership
development, and community service.
Extension Homemakers Clubs:
Ashley County 4-H serves over 150 youth through club programming, including three
main 4-H mission mandates, Citizenship, Healthy Lifestyle, and 4-H Science. 4-H also
conducts school and other enrichment programs throughout the year. As described below,
Ashley County has eight active clubs and conducts various county activities throughout
the year. For more information about becoming involved with the Ashley County 4-H
program, either as a youth member or a 4-H adult volunteer, please contact us at the
Ashley County Extension Office at 870-853-2080.
1st Tuesday of the month
EHC Room & McLemore Residence, Hamburg
Leaders- Tom McLemore & Emily Greene
2nd Wednesday, 3:30 PM
New Bethel Church, Crossett
2nd Monday, 6:00 PM, Courthouse Annex
2nd Sunday, 2:00 PM, Hamburg Riding Arena, Hamburg
Leaders- Lonni Davis, Felicia Pullin, Johnny Clark & Brad Gray
Monthly, Portland Elementary, Portland
Leader- Christy West
Leaders Kim Langstaff
County O-Rama Competition
Held yearly in May, 4-H O-Rama is a venue for 4-H members to exhibit the knowledge
and skills they have gained through 4-H by giving speeches and skill demonstrations.
County winners continue on to the district and state levels.
Workshops are held at various times throughout the year on different topics, according
to the need of 4-H members and volunteers.
Held yearly in the spring, the Ross Foundation Photography Contest allows 4-H members
to exhibit their photography skills. Each 4-H member is allowed to enter 4 separate
In order for youth and volunteers to participate in 4-H competitions and receive the
monthly 4-H newsletter, they must be enrolled through the Register for 4-H Events
system at https://arkansas.4honline.com. Instructions for enrolling through the Register
for 4-H Events system are in the following PDF fact sheet.
New Family Fact Sheet
Returning Family Fact Sheet