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.
Ready, Set, Graduate
On April 18 & 19, as part of Parish High School's Senior Academy week, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service conducted the Ready, Set, Graduate program. Ready, Set, Graduate is a financial management program that teaches high school seniors skills in budgeting, banking and the wise use of credit.
On the first day of RSG, seniors participated in educational classes taught by Charla Hammonds, County Extension Agent - FCS, Jennifer Hibbs, Bank of the Ozarks Branch Manager, and Melissa Moore, Bank of the Ozarks Regional Branch Manager. Students learned how to write checks, balance a checkbook and create a budget based on a prospective salary for their chosen career.
On the second day, students had the opportunity to apply these skills during the "Mall of Life" simulation. Stations were set up in the gym and manned by area business. At each station, students made decisions similar to those adults make. Students had to buy or rent a home and purchase a car, insurance and utilities, along with other common expenses while keeping costs within the restraints of their budget.
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!