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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Bradley County, Arkansas

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. 

Bradley County Agriculture Meeting

Bradley County Agricultural Services

The Bradley County Extension Service provides a wide variety of agricultural educational opportunities and services for commercial producers and homeowners. 

Agricultural Services Available:

  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis
  • Soil Testing
  • Forage Testing
  • Manure Testing
  • Water Testing
  • On-Farm Brucellosis Vaccination
  • Pesticide Sprayer Calibration
  • Pest Control Recommendations

Educational Programs Available

  • Beef and Forage Production
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Soil Fertility
  • Vegetable Production
  • Fruit Production
  • Small Fruit Production
  • Lawn and Landscape Maintenance

Contact John Gavin Bradley County Agriculture agent.

Photo: Bradley County agriculture meeting.


Food Preservation Booth

Bradley County Family & Consumer Sciences

The Bradley County Family and Consumer Sciences Program strives to meet the needs of the community by providing a wide variety of programming. 

  • Reshape Yourself
  • Strong Women
  • Bankruptcy and Other General Financial Management Programs
  • The Marriage Garden
  • The Parenting Journey
  • Managing Stress
  • The Personal Journey
  • Getting Your Hearts Right
  • Walk Across Arkansas
  • Couponing
  • Food Preservation
  • The Best Care
  • Snap Ed

Contact Penny Waits Vance for more information.

Photo: Bradley County food preservation booth.


Turban and Pillow Workshop

Bradley County Extension Homemakers

The Bradley County Extension Homemakers are a growing part of the Extension Service in the county.  We are always looking for innovative ways to improve the programming efforts, as well as adding membership to the program. 

Individual Club Participation:

  • Quilter’s, Scrapper’s Ten, Friendship Community and Banks Community
  • All Tomato Luncheon
  • Holiday Foods
  • County Fair
  • Community Service Projects
  • Monthly Educational Programs

If you are interested in becoming a part, contact Penny Waits Vance.

Photo: Bradley County turban and pillow workshop.


Relay for Life

Bradley County 4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth organization in the world that provides opportunities for youth to develop their leadership skills.  It also provides many opportunities for involvement in club activities, community service projects, and local fund raising.

The Bradley County program is actively engaged in the following activities:

  • Great Outdoor Youth Day                              
  • Poultry Chain
  • Moro Bay Conservation Day                          
  • Educational Tours
  • Summer Workshops                                       
  • Premium Sale
  • County Fair                                                     
  • Competitive Events
  • Monthly Club Meetings                                 
  • Community Service Projects
  • Fund Raising                                                   
  • State and National Camps
  • Teen Leader Program                              
  • Shooting Sports

To become a leader or involve your children, contact Penny Waits Vance or John Gavin.  

Photo: Bradley County Relay for Life.

Ballot Issues Factsheet

Bradley County Community & Economic Development

The Bradley County Extension Service assists local government officials, business, community leaders, and organizations to improve their economic well being and the quality of life of Bradley County residents.

Community and Economic Development program areas:

Business - provide education and technical assistance to strengthen Arkansas businesses.

Community - assist Arkansas communities and regions in building local capacity to improve their social and economic well-being and create vibrant and resilient communities.

Leadership - help identify and train active and effective youth and adult leaders for community, county and statewide leadership roles.

Public Policy - provide timely, credible, unbiased and research-based information and education about public issues.

 Contact John Gavin, Bradley County Agriculture agent.

Photo: Bradley County ballot issues factsheet.