Welcome To The
Cleburne County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service
We are part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network and the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. Our mission is to provide research-based information through non-formal education to help all Arkansans improve their economic well-being and the quality of their lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Cleburne County Extension Office is at your service!
2017 4-H Arkansas Grassland Contest Champions
Cleburne County 4-H Grassland Team won the state Grassland Evaluation Contest held this spring. They went on to compete at the Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest in Missouri and placed 4th in the 4-H Division. Team members competed in four areas: soils, plant id, wildlife and pasture management.
Photo: Cleburne County 4-H Grassland Evaluation Team
Farm to You Visits Local School
The Arkansas Farm to You is a 40-foot enclosed walk-through exhibit and has nine stations. Small groups of students begin the educational, interactive experience at the Arkansas Plate Farm where they learn that food comes from farms. The second station is called the market, where students learn about the transportation, processing and packaging of food from the farm to the market. The third station is the Health Cafe where students learn to pick and choose a variety of foods for a healthy and balanced diet. From here the students will follow food through the digestive system, the muscles, bones and skin. At each station, volunteers use a written script with a specific message for the station. A total of 400 students participated!
Photo: Students at Farm to You Station
Agriculture Demonstrations in Full Swing
Agriculture demonstrations are being conducted throughout the county. This year we have several demonstrations: Hay Bale Gardening, Tick Control, GrazonNext Impregnated Fertilizer, Fireant Control in Pastures and Tomato Variety & Pruning. Results will be shared after completed. Please call the Cleburne County Extension Office for more information.
Photo: Demo being Sprayed