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!
Financial strategies to help prepare for your new family.
Nashville, Ark. – As we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, let’s focus on new dads
and the awesome job they have! While people often say mothers have the hardest job
in the world, dads run a close second. Starting a family is one of the most rewarding
experiences couples will face, but it can also be a challenging experience.
Fathers not only have to deal with the physical and emotional trials of
fatherhood, they also have to think about the financial responsibilities. It can be
According to the USDA, the average cost for a middle-income family to
raise a child until age 18 is over $250,000 – and that doesn’t even include college.
It is no wonder that many parents are not prepared financially for the birth of their
If you are a new father, here are some financial strategies that can help
you map out a strong financial future for your family:
For more information on saving money or financial matters, contact the
Howard County Extension Office at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located on the
second floor of the courthouse. We have lots of information that is free of charge!
Recipe of the Week
What dad would not love this recipe from the Beef Council. It features
two of his favorite foods – steak and potatoes. Watch for sales on steaks. Purchase
and freeze them properly to enjoy all summer long.
2 beef Ribeye Steaks Boneless, cut 1-inch thick (about 12 ounces each)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt
2 large russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges each
1 Tablespoon minced green onions
Combine seasoning ingredients in small bowl; remove and reserve 2 tablespoons.
Press remaining seasoning evenly onto beef steaks; set aside.
Combine reserved seasoning, oil and salt in large bowl.
Add potatoes; toss to coat.
Place steaks on grill over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange potatoes around steaks.
Grill steaks, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill,
9 to 14 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
Grill potatoes 14 to 17 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 15
minutes) or until tender, turning occasionally.
Carve steaks into slices, season with salt, as desired.
Sprinkle green onion over potatoes.
Serve potatoes with Sour Cream and Onion Sauce for dipping, if desired. Yield: 4 servings
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need
materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other
appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.