Welcome To The
Logan 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 lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Logan County Extension Office is at your service!
Local Farmer Participates in Winter Annual Grazing Demonstration
The Logan County Extension Service worked with a local beef cattle producer to gain
grazing for his cattle by planting winter annuals this fall. The producer planted
various types of forage brassicas, spring oats, and ryegrass in September. He was
able to graze the planted pasture in December and early January by using a strip-grazing
system with assistance and advice from the Extension office. He was able to provide
his cattle with high-quality forage during this time and reduce the amount of hay
that he fed during the period.
Get Real Here's the Deal
Recently, 8th graders from J. D. Leftwich High School in Magazine had the opportunity to participate in the Cooperative Extension Service's Get Real Here's the Deal program.
Get Real is a personal finance program that gives young people the opportunity to experience their future in a financial decision-making mode. Throughout the Get Real simulation students are encouraged to make wise financial lifestyle choices similar to those adults face each month. As students move from station to station, they make decisions based on their family size and affordability.
Magazine students participated in two days of the Get Real program. The first day consisted of lessons on check writing, balancing a transaction register, payroll deductions and use of credit. On the second day, students put that knowledge to use in the hands-on simulation.
If you are interested in conducting this program at your school, contact your local Extension office.
Logan County Master Gardeners Host Advanced Training
On Saturday, May 30, the Logan County Master Gardeners hosted an advanced training on creating garden art. The training was held in Paris at the First National Bank Community Center. Among the topics covered were: constructing yard and garden totems, creating and decorating fairy gardens, and making fairy doors. The training was attended by over 40 Master Gardeners from around the state.
National 4-H Week
Recently, Logan County 4-H members served a potluck meal to the members of the Quorum Court. Judge Ray Gack signed a proclamation declaring October 2-8 as 4-H week in Logan County.
Thank you 4-Hers, parents, volunteers and leaders for coming out to show support of our 4-H program!