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April 17, 2020
By Tracy CourageU of A System Division of Agriculture
(303 words)(Download this story in MS Word format here.)
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative
Extension Service is surveying Arkansas communities about their major challenges facing
their communities and how communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Community Survey explores topics such as local government, leadership,
crisis management, economic impact, small businesses, workforce, virtual communication
and health-related infrastructure. The survey also asks what resources, information
or services are needed from the Cooperative Extension Service to help communities
as they continue to respond to the evolving crisis and plan for the future.
The survey is available through April 24 at https://bit.ly/COVIDCommunitySvy. All Arkansas communities are invited to participate.
Emily Smith, program associate at the Cooperative Extension Service, helped develop
the survey and encourages community members to participate.
“The rapidly changing nature of COVID-19 may make it difficult for communities to
regularly assess their evolving needs. This survey offers a space for them to express
their concern, communicate what they need, and share their stories,” Smith said.
While assessing community needs is crucial, the survey also seeks to capture stories
of resiliency — activities such as organizing mutual networks, hand-sewing masks and
planning caravan birthday parties — that cultivate support and demonstrate unity.
“Communities have demonstrated impressive problem-solving skills over the past few
months to ensure their residents are supported and connected,” Smith said. “We want
to amplify these stories via social media, blog posts and case studies to honor these
accomplishments and learn from one another.”
The final question of the survey asks community members to identify resources that
can help them plan for future success and resiliency.
Learn more about the survey results and work the Cooperative Extension Service is
doing on this topic by following our community, professional and economic development
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UACommunityDevelopment/.
For more information about the survey, contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-671-6325.
To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs and services 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.
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Media contact:Tracy CourageDirector, Communications ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com