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Extension Education

Keith Perkins
CEA- Staff Chair


     The need to educate our youth about gardening and transplant production is a tremendous responsibility of county agents.  Today’s youth are technology oriented and do not get the opportunity to experience more traditional 4-H programming.  There are incredible educational opportunities present at county, district and state fairs.  These avenues give the youth an opportunity to exhibit their gardening projects.  One example of an educational program is the school enrichment program in Lonoke County which provides 4-H’ers the opportunity to showcase their endeavors that require caring for 2,400 plants, from seeding to mature transplants.  It is through youth educational programs that they acquire the knowledge needed to produce transplants which are planted in a community garden in Lonoke county each year.  Educational impact of this program is measured through various means; some of which are membership in 4-H, specifically horticulture and horticulture related projects.  Evaluations will continue throughout the life of this program and I would like to share this information with other agents in the NACAA.


Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

A poster file has not been provided

Authors: K. Perkins, S.B. Waller
  1. Perkins, K. CEA- AGRI, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, 72086
  2. Waller, S. CEA- 4H, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, 72086