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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Woodruff County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services for all areas of your life. Most programs and services are free or low cost.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.

Woodruff County Agricultural Programs

Our ag agents offer a wide range of horticulture and ag experience in fields ranging from livestock and weed control to home gardening and beekeeping. See the full list below.

Services and Testing

  • Soil Testing
  • Row crop fertility programs
  • Insect Management
  • Variety selection
  • Plant disease management
  • Irrigation
  • Poultry litter testing – manure
  • Plant ID
  • Nematode diagnostic
  • Abandoned pesticide collection program
  • Well water quality testing (not disease or pesticide)
  • N-ST*R rice and wheat
  • Flag the Technology
  • Educational Programs
  • Pesticide Applicator Training
  • Weed resistance management
  • Insect resistance management
  • Disease resistance management
  • Agriculture Exposition
  • DD50
  • Rice, Soybean and Corn IPM Meetings

Horticulture Programs

  • Beekeeping
  • Pest Identification
  • Plant and Lawn Disease Diagnosis
  • Soil Testing
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Vegetable Production
  • Horticulture Production
  • Master Gardener Training

Family and Consumer Science- FCS

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program in Woodruff County offers instruction in healthy living practices, financial management, family relationships, child care, and community involvement. Contact Leigh Ann Bullington, Family and Consumer Science agent at the Woodruff County office for more information about the following programs.

  • Consumer Protection Education
  • Identity Theft Prevention
  • Stretch Your Dollar
  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth
  • Debtor Education referrals
  • Get Real, Here's the Deal
  • Budget Planning (by appointment only)

Nutrition and Wellness

There's a link between nutrition, physical activity, and the well-being of individuals and families. The typical Arkansas diet has too much fat and added sugar but does not include enough fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains.  This diet, in conjunction with too little physical activity contributes to the development of serious health problems. Extension offers a variety of programs to address this and other health related issues. 

  • Serv Safe
  • Food Preservation
  • Cook Smart Eat Smart
  • Extension Get Fit
  • My Plate
  • Walk Across Arkansas


Family life is full of challenges, but when we make wise choices, it can be rewarding.  We offer a number of programs designed for every stage of family life that will make your family more effective and fulfilling.

  • The Best Care Child Care Training
  • Guiding Children Successfully
  • The Best Care Connected
  • Adventures in Grandparenting
  • Babysitting Basics
  • Marriage Garden
  • See The World Through My Eyes
  • Managing Stress
  • Personal Journey
  • Parenting Journey
  • Getting Your Hearts Right

Health and Aging

The Woodruff County Extension Service offers a wide variety of programs to all Arkansans midlife and older to promote overall health and wellness.  These programs are designed to help manage your weight, increase energy and well being.

  • Be MedWise
  • Diabetes Cooking Class
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class

Smart Nutrition Active People-Education (SNAP-ED)

A partnership between the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (USCES), the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.  The SNAP-Ed program provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families including Head Start programs, senior citizen centers, commodity distribution sites, and public schools where 50% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

School programs

  • Germ City
  • OrganWise Guys
  • Fight Bac
  • Grow It, Try It, Like It
  • MyPlate

Adult Programs

  • Cook Smart, Eat Smart
  • Eating Smart, Being Active
  • Diabetes Cooking Class
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class

Woodruff County Extension Homemakers (EHC):     

In an era where organizations are struggling to maintain members, the Woodruff County Extension Homemakers are still an active organization.  The Woodruff County Homemaker Club are members and people just like you.  They are homemakers, working moms and grandmothers, retired women striving to learn everything that can make them and their families better.  The mission of the Extension Homemakers organization shall be to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living through continuing education, leadership development and community service.  Woodruff County has one club (Fakes Chapel) with 30 members located in McCrory. The club has at least one main community project which varies from corsage workshops to lap robes and afghans for nursing home residents. The Fakes Chapel EHC club also makes teaching dolls for the Arkansas Children Hospital.

Woodruff County 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a fun and educational program where kids "learn by doing". It's a great opportunity for youth to acquire knowledge and skills, and develop healthy lifestyles they can use the rest of their lives.  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 include conducting some business by officers, an educational program and a team building or recreational activity.  Four-H is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and reaches more than 134,000 youth.  Anyone ages 5-19 can join 4-H.  To learn more about becoming a 4-H leader or volunteer or about 4-H programming, contact Leigh Ann Bullington at the Woodruff County Extension Office- 870-347-2556.

Woodruff County presently has two 4-H clubs the Chapel Oaks 4-H club and the Super Kids 4-H club.  We would love to have you as a member of 4-H. 

Come Join the fun!  

Some of the exciting programs you can experience include:

  • Science and Technology
  • Health, Food and Nutrition
  • Citizenship and Leadership
  • Camping
  • Community Service
  • Livestock and Poultry
  • ATV Safety
  • Public Speaking
  • Photography
  • Shooting Sports
  • Operation Military Kids
  • After school Programs
  • and SO MUCH MORE!

Camps available are:

  • ExCEL
  • SEEK
  • Arkansas 4-H Camps at the 4-H Center
  • Woodruff County Annual 4-H Camp

Learn more about becoming a member Link to 4-H online

Woodruff County Community Development Programs

Communities thrive through the work of their non-profit organizations.  Woodruff County communities are no exception and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers many programs and services designed to strengthen these local organizations so they can better serve their respective communities.  Whether you are an organization needing a better understanding on parliamentary procedure or an individual seeking guidance for an entrepreneurial endeavor, you will find your local county development team eager to assist your needs.  For more information on these and other services please contact Leigh Ann Bullington at the Woodruff County Office or Woodruff County Home Page.