Union County producers lost half of their forage production in 2018 due to drought
and army worms. Producers were encouraged by UofA educational programs that demonstrated
better ways to manage army worms.
Photo: Army worms in Bermuda Forage with dime shown for size comparison..
Union County Master Gardeners Class of 2018
Union County Master Gardeners encourage anyone interested in gardening and volunteering
to sign up for the 2019 Master Gardener training program. The eight week program
provides 5 hours of training in horticulture, gardening, and soil science each week.
After completion of training, the new Master Gardeners are required to return 40 hours
of volunteer time to their local community. Also required is 20 hours of continued
education. The cost for the class is $80. The 2019 class location will be in El
Dorado. Date and Time to be announced. For more information about the Master Gardener
program, email agent Robin Bridges or call (870) 864-1916.
Photo: Union County New Master Gardeners 2018
Extension Agent Teaches "Shopping Matters"
Union County Extension FCS Agent Lauren McGarrh educates the public about price comparisons
and nutritious best buys through a program called "Shopping Matters" at local grocery
in February 2018. More than 200 customers participated in the one day event.
Union County EHC members to host "Holiday Market" at Union County Fairgrounds in November.
Call Lauren McGarrh - FCS County Agent at 870-864-1916 for more information.
Photo: Shopping Matters
Union County 4-H Youth Development
Union County 4-H member Kalin K. takes her 2018 Arkansas State Fair Grand Champion
Market Hog for a walk. As a graduating Senior, Kalin appreciates the years and the
hard work she applied to achieve this goal. Congratulations!!!
Photo: Union County 4-H member Kalin K. and Champion
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Union County Extension Office welcomes Felicia Moore as the new Expanded Food Nutrition
Education Program Coordinator. The EFNEP program has been very successful assisting
families raising children on fixed or low incomes. Felicia is excited about the opportunity
to help the families of Union County. For more information, call Union County Extension
Office at 870-864-1916.
Photo: New EFNEP PA - Felicia Moore with Operating Manual.