Garland County Cooperative Extension Service Office


U of A Division of Agriculture

210 Woodbine

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Office Phone: (501) 623-6841

Arkansas Extension Services/Garland County

 The Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, helps people improve their lives through the educational process and research-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. 

There are three main areas of research-based information. They are Agriculture/Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Youth Development. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All publications and programs are provided at no or minimal cost.


Agriculture/Natural Resources

Water testing for minerals and pH levels

Soil testing and fertilizer recommendations

Plant insect and disease diagnosis and recommendations

Publications and consultations for:

Vegetable gardening

Ornamentals, establishment, pruning, maintenance

Tree and small fruit production

Farm resource management

Livestock and pasture management

Pesticide applicator training - private producers restricted use license

Forage analysis

Calculate the least cost ratio for livestock.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program - Educational projects

Educational workshops and seminars

Grazing schools

Bull soundness.

Cow herd performance

Building structures and plans

Timber management.


Family and Consumer Science

Money 2000 and Beyond

Serve-Safe (training for restaurant managers)

Child Care Provider Training (for daycare providers)

Senior Fun and Fitness Fair

Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair

Master Upholstery Volunteer Program

Upholstery Classes - Youth and Adult

Furniture Refinishing Classes

Weekly News Column


4-H/Youth Development

Community and Project Clubs, Teen Leaders

38 4-H project areas

Hands and Learning experience

Leadership skills

Fun/Recreational activities

Sportsmanship in competition


Life skills

Community service

Achievement awards


School Programs

Character Counts - discuss fairness, caring, responsibility, respect, citizenship, and


Talking with T.J. - Teamwork services and conflict resolution services

Kids and Cash - money, and scarcity of resources

Egg incubators - embryology

High School financial program