Welcome to the
Prairie 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 Prairie County Extension Office is at your service!
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Vegetable Garden Forum
Lonoke and Prairie County Extension partnered to offer a Vegetable Garden Forum at the Lonoke Extension Office in April. Topics covered included soil fertility, general gardening practices, insects, tomato diseases, and the Arkansas Gleaning Project.
Photo: County Agent Amy Carroll teaching.
Local 4-H Members Compete at County O-Rama
The Prairie County 4-H O-Rama was held Saturday, March 18 at the Hazen Community Center. The County 4-H O-Rama is the annual competitive event that is held so 4-Hers can show off what they have learned in their 4-H project work. Brent Griffin, County Extension Agent-Staff Chair, Amy Carroll, County Extension Agent- Agriculture along with volunteer Paul Osborne conducted the outdoor activities: Bicycle, Bait casting, and BB Shooting. Indoor competitions were conducted by Shea Wilson, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H. Indoor activities included Illustrated Talks, Method Demonstrations, Fashion Revue, and Performing Arts. First place junior and senior winners have the opportunity to compete in their event at the District 4-H O-Rama Thursday, June 22 in Forrest City.
Photo: Local 4-H Members with awards
Master Gardeners Annual Gardening on the Prairie Event
Over 80 people attended the annual "Gardening On The Prairie" event in April hosted by the Prairie County Master Gardeners. Robert Treadway (President of the Society for Louisiana Irises, past president of Central Arkansas Iris Society, past director of Region 22 American Iris Society, and award-winning floral designer) was the first speaker. Jackie Johnson from Lauren's Gardens in DeWitt also spoke and showed many of the new plants that are available this year. After door prizes and lunch, the group carpooled to the garden of Lonna Rhodes near the White River south of DeValls Bluff for a tour of her garden.
Photo: Participants at Gardening on the Prairie