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.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle depends on important factors such as physical activity
and healthy eating. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) reaches
over 800 limited-resource families in Pulaski County. Participants who graduate make
healthier food choices and better manage their food resources, reducing food insecurity.
For more information about the EFNEP Program in Pulaski County contact the Pulaski
County Cooperative Extension Service.
Photo: EFNEP Program Assistant Angela Scott poses with a group of recent EFNEP graduates.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP ED Agent, Laura Warren partnered with Pulaski County Elementary schools teaching Nutrition and Gardening
where kids learn the importance of choosing healthy foods while learning how to grow
food in the school garden.
Photo: Nutrition Garden student learning about thinning the vegetable seedlings.
Pulaski County Extension Get Fit
Extension Get FIt a low impact strength training program designed to increase strength,
endurance, balance and flexibility in older adults. Many participants have reported
that this program has allowed them to remain in their homes and living independently
as they age. For more information contact Laura Warren CEA Health and Nutrition.
Photo: Participants in the Pulaski County Extension Get Fit program practice weightlifting.
Pulaski County Master Gardener Projects
The Master Gardener volunteer program provides an opportunity for individuals interested
in gardening to learn and serve their communities. In Pulaski County, Master Gardeners
volunteer on 32 public garden projects ranging from a wildflower demonstration garden
at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, to a vegetable garden at Historic Arkansas Museum
and a butterfly garden at the Amy Sanders Library in Sherwood. Interested in becoming
a Master Gardener volunteer in Pulaski County? Contact Randy Forst, CEA-Staff Chair at the Pulaski County Office.
Learn more about the Pulaski County Master Gardener Program and projects. To see all
the projects, download this Master Gardener projects PDF document.
Photo: Master Gardeners answer garden questions at the Little Rock River Market.
Pulaski County 4-H Clubs
4-H clubs are organized groups of boys and girls who elect officers and are supported
by adult volunteer leaders. The 4-H club conducts meetings and activities throughout
the year. Club meetings typically include the conducting of some business by the officers,
an educational program, and a team building or recreational activity. The club frequently
includes opportunities for leadership and service to the community. Youth ages 5-19
(as of January 1 of the current year) are eligible to be members. It is completely
free to become a 4-H member. If you are interested in joining or starting a 4-H Club,
contact Andrew Bolton.
Learn more about Pulaski County 4-H clubs. Download this 4-H PDF file for a list of clubs.
Photo: 4-H Club members before a cooking class at the state fairgrounds demonstration
Pulaski County Extension Homemakers Program
Pulaski County Extension Homemakers have a goal of enriching your home and community
and this is achieved through various volunteer projects such as the Ronald McDonald
house and the Veterans Administration Adult Day Care.
There are currently 12 clubs consisting of over 200 members in the county. In 2015,
PEHC devoted approximately $600,000.00 which was saved from EHC total volunteer hours.
For more information about Pulaski County EHC, contact Alicia Boatwright at the Pulaski County Extension Office.
Photo: Past President Ellen McCloskey receives award certificate for PEHC volunteer
project of the year.