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1007 JeffersonTexarkana, AR 71854Directions to our office
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.
From Beef and Forages to Row Crops to Vegetable Gardening and Lawn Care to Plant Diseases
Whether you have a large farm or a small home garden, the Miller County Extension
Staff can assist you with your concerns. We offer a wide variety of education programs
from beef and forage production to row crops to vegetable gardening and lawn care.
Contact Jennifer Caraway, Miller County Extension Agriculture Agent/Staff Chair for
research-based information on agriculture and home horticulture programs.
Our annual Ag Expo will be held February 8, 2024, at the Four States Fairground Entertainment
Center. Classes will be held all day so come for the day or stop by for the classes
that interest you. Classes are free. If you need to renew a pesticide applicator license
or need one for the first time, this training will be held at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $20
for the training (cash, check or money order) AND $45 (check or money order payable
to "Arkansas State Plant Board"), which is valid for 5 years.
The Miller County Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for our 2023 Fall
Master Gardener Basic Training.
We have two options so anyone who is interested (but maybe had time constraints) can
Our Fall ONLINE MG Basic Training Class begins October 2 and must be completed by December 8. It
is a self-paced online course requiring a computer.
Our Fall IN-PERSON Classroom Basic Training dates are: October 11, 25, November, 1, 8 and 15 (Five Wednesdays). We are skipping the middle of October due to State Fair.
Be sure to choose which option you want as they are not interchangeable.
Deadline for registration is September 15, 2023.
Join Us Here
We are excited to announce that the online recertification program for private applicators
is up and running. You can access it here: www.uaex.uada.edu/pat
The online program has 5 different required modules with embedded questions in each
that must be answered correctly in order to proceed. You cannot fast forward through
the training or skip slides, but you can back-up to review information for the embedded
questions. It should take a little over 2 hours to complete.
We have done our best to make the program interesting, informative, and the process
self-explanatory for the user. It is based on the platform we have used for the dicamba
training the past two years, so it should work fairly smoothly.
The cost of the training is $20 and you pay online.
If you are in need of a new chemical license, click below to see what is available
in our county as well as other counties within the state of Arkansas. There is also
a waiting list section; if we get enough interest in a training, one may be held in
Now is the time to pull plant tissue nutrient samples for pecans. These results are
important for growers to determine fertility rates for next year and to identify if
any deficiencies may be developing.
Cost is $20 per sample + $5 shipping.
See PowerPoint with photos on how to pull the samples. Last year we were able to get
over 24 pecan growers to submit samples. These samples help us compare this year's
results to see how things have changed.
The time to submit samples is now.
Click HERE for information on how to submit pecan tissue.
The new Arkansas Farm Animal Veterinarian Directory is now available. This directory
is based on a veterinary survey conducted in March. To any veterinarians that did
not turn in their survey and would like to be included, please contact Heidi Ward,
DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor and Veterinarian with the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture (501-671-2162) directly. Paper copies will be available at
the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Convention at the end of August for producers.
Skunks and bats are the main reservoirs for rabies in our state. We have had two horses
positive for rabies this year. Last year, we had a positive cow. View the map below
and click the What is Rabies? to read more about rabies.
From Healthy Cooking to Food Safety; from Diabetic Cooking to Professional Child Care
Training and Much More
From canning to nutrition to food safety, all of these topics, and many more, are
addressed through the family and consumer science educational programs. Contact Tori
Luker, Miller County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent for more information.
We will offer a ServSafe Food Safety December 11 and 12, 2023 in Texarkana, 1007 Jefferson
Avenue, Texarkana, AR.
This research-based chart helps you know the life span of various types of pantry
and food items we keep in our kitchens.
4-H is a fun and educational program where kids "learn by doing." It is a great opportunity
for youth to acquire knowledge and skills, and develop healthy lifestyles that will
be beneficial for the rest of their lives. In Miller County it takes the form of community
clubs, project clubs, and in-school clubs.
Anyone age 9-19 can join 4-H; for youth ages 5-8, we have Cloverbud activities. So
come join the fun. There are many project areas and we can find one just for you!
Be sure to let McKenzie know if there is anything you need help with. Call her at
870-779-3609 or email email@example.com
Take time for your health. Join us for stretches and other yoga poses to help your
well-being and flexibility.
Join us as we create fun craft projects that can be entered in upcoming local fairs.
Cost is $20 and covers all three days: June 16, July 7, and August 11, from 9:00-11:00
AM. Register online by scanning the QR code in the flyer or call 870-779-3609.
We learn by doing so join us for this food preservation workshop where 4-H agent and
FCS agent team up to show proper procedures for canning your food. Cost is $10 but
space is limited. Call 870-779-3609 to register. Deadline to register is August 1,
July 31 - 4-H Rabbit Clinic, Four States Fairground Ag Learning Center
September 8-17 - Four States Fair
September 15-16 - Miller County Fair
September 26-30 - SW District Fair
October 13-22 - Arkansas State Fairl