Welcome to Sharp County, Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service!
Sharp County Cooperative Extension Service is a 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 their quality of lives. Whether it is agriculture, 4-H, health and living, or community development, the Sharp County Extension Office is at your service!
Serving the Residents of Sharp County
Homeowners did you know your University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides the following educational services for you:
- Vegetable Production (A-Z for Gardening)
- Lawn Care; weed, insect, and disease control
- Horticulture plant disease diagnoses for vegetables and ornamentals (free)
- Soil Testing (free)
- Home Fruit Production
- Food Safety
- Health and Nutrition Concerns
- Canning and Food Processing
- Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
Master Gardener Training is also offered each year, in March, so feel free to call the Extension Office and get on the list for training. We have an active Master Gardener group in Sharp County that meets February-October.
For details, contact the Sharp County Extension Office at 870-994-7363.
Photo: Landscaping plants
Do you like wildlife? Enjoy target practice? Like to shop or cook? Go fishing?
Are you interested in healthcare and the medical field?
Enjoy technology or video games? Have a talent for music or dance?
These are just a few of the MANY areas 4-H members can participate in at the 4-H O’Rama. We are out to break records this year for attendance at the District O’Rama and bring home a lot of trophies!! There is truly an event for everyone and we want every-one to pick an event early so we can help you be the most prepared! So let’s get started!! Open to 4-H’ers ages 9-19 (as of 1/1/17)
County O’Rama Dates:
Outdoor O’Rama (the 4 outdoor events listed): May 23rd at 5:30 at the fairgrounds
District O’Rama: June 21st at Harrison
Animal Science, Citizenship, Consumer Economics, Entomology,
Environmental Stewardship, Food Fair, Forestry, Horse, Human Development, Health, Safety, Innovative Technology Vet Science
Ornamental Horticulture, Wildlife, Crop Weeds
Performing Arts :
Dance, Vocal, Instrumental
Sportfishing ,Bait Casting, Bicycle, BB Gun Marksmanship and Safety
Entomology Collection, Public Speaking, Fashion Revue
If you plan to participate in either the county or district O’Rama please come by the Extension office by May 8th to register and pick up materials for the event you choose.
For questions or more information you can contact the Extension office at 994-7363.
Photo: 4-H Logo, 4 leaf clover with the letter H on each leaf
Contact Joe Moore, County Agent, for questions you have about the topics below or any other questions regarding livestock, farming, gardening, weed and pest control, and more.
Farmers did you know your University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides the following educational services to you:
- Soil Testing
- Hay Testing ($18 per hay cutting) and Winter Feed Supplementation
- Forage Variety Recommendation
- Grazing Management
- Sprayer Calibrating
- Weed and Brush Control Recommendations
- Weed and Brush Identification
- Insect Identification
- Insecticide Recommendations for Spring and Fall Armyworn Control
- Fall and Spring Bangs Vaccinations Scheduling with Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission
- Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production
- Prussic Acid and Nitrate Issues in Forages
- Disease Control Options for Vegetables
- Poultry Litter Testing
- Fertilizer Recommendations with Litter
In addition to educational services on a one on one basis, we conduct yearly educational programming in many different areas related to agriculture. If you have a concern or issue not listed above, we will bend over backward to be be of assistance in finding a solution for you.
Photo: Commercial Cow/Calf Pairs grazing in pasture