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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Recess Racers Walk Across Arkansas Team Wins Statewide Walking Contest
The results are in, and it's time to announce the winners of Walk Across Arkansas Spring 2017! The team that has been crowned champion of Walk Across Arkansas is the Recess Racers from the Des Arc School District. They had a team total of 59,622 minutes over the past 8 weeks. They not only won our county contest but were also named the winning walking team for the state! Our overall adult winner was Francine Dickson. Congratulations to this group for being such great examples to the kids they work with and job well done to everyone who moved with us this spring. Stay committed and we hope you’ll join us again next season!
Photo: Recess Racers Team from Des Arc School District
4-H Summer Day Camps
ThePrairie County Extension will be offering two FREE day camps this summer for youth ages 5-8 and 9-13. Each camp has limited space, so sign up early! If you have any questions, contact the office. Download the flyer below for more information!
Photo: 4-H youth participating in archery
Spring Nutrition Classes at Des Arc Elementary School
Teaching students about nutrition and healthy eating is an essential component of children’s education. However, many teachers struggle to find the time to fit nutrition education into an already packed schedule. Here’s one solution…call us! We have a variety of nutrition and health education programs available and would love to work with you. Last week Mitzi Osborne, our SNAP Ed temporary taught the “Serving Up MyPlate” program to 3rd and 4th graders at Des Arc Elementary School. This curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy. What’s even better is it integrates nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health standards. For more information about our school nutrition and health programs, give us a call at 870-998-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Students learning the food groups during MyPlate lessons.