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Cooperative Extension News & Publications
Crittenden County, Arkansas

Welcome to our News and Publications page!  Below you will find local newsletters, news stories, and/or links to other relevant publications.  Please contact our county Extension office for additional information.  For accessible versions of PDF files, please contact Russell Parker, county Crittenden Staff Chair.

Corn planting at Neuhardt

Crittenden County Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Newsletters

The Crittenden County ANR newsletters cover row crops and horticulture advice such as rice, soybeans, cotton, corn, grain sorghum, wheat, lawns and trees. Producers and county clientele receive the latest research based information from the Cooperative Extension service on issues related to agriculture and horticulture in Arkansas. This is a free publication available to all Crittenden county residents. For more information, please contact Russ Parker, CEA - Staff Chair or 870-739-3239.

Photo: Corn planting at Neuhardt in Crittenden County


I Am Arkansas 4-H

Crittenden County Calendar of Events

State Camps

Registration for the following camps is via Arkansas 4-H registration.

State Camps

Horse Packing Camp

Scholarships & Awards

Crittenden County Master Gardener Scholarship- Applications are due to the Crittenden County Extension Office April 5th.

Teen Star Award - Applications can be completed on and are due March 15th.

State Competitions

State WHEP Competition (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program)- The competition will be held April 28th in Lonoke; registration for this event is due April 1st. 

State Grassland Evaluation Competition- The competition will be held May 3rd in Faulkner County; registration for this event is due April 3rd.

Arkansas 4-H O-Rama- The competition will be held July 25-28 at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville; registration for this event is due July 1st.

Poster Art Contest-  Entries are due to the county office April 18.

Ross Photography Contest- Entries are due to the county office May 1st.

Shooting Sports Competitions

Horse Shows

Robotics Events

4-H SeaPerch Competition- This competition will be held at the 4-H Center on April 8th; the last day to register for this event is March 31st.

Leader Training

Spring Shooting Sports Instructor Training- Registration for this event is due April 10th. The dates for this training are April 21st-22nd. 

Crittenden County 4-H Newsletters

The Crittenden County 4-H Newsletters cover County, District, State, and National activities and events.  4-H clientele receive the latest information on 4-H via newsletters and/or e-newsletters.  If you would like to sign up to receive 4-H newsletters contact Cynthia Rorie, CEA- 4-H or 870-739-3239

2016 September-October Newsletter

2016 November Newsletter

Backyard Poultry Newsletters

Avian Advice Newsletters are created for backyard flock owners by poultry specialist Dr. Clark

Avian Advice Summer 2015 Newsletter 

Avian Advice Fall 2015 Newsletter

Avian Advice- Avian Influenza

Miscellaneous Newsletters

 Arkansas Wildfires

Groundhog Day