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May Is Extension Homemakers Month in Arkansas

By Submitted, 04/24/18 2:06 PM

Fast facts
• Arkansas EHC has more than 4,000 members
• Arkansas EHC members have provided more than 667K volunteer hours
• EHC/Home Demonstration program is 106 years old

Hope, Ark. — Extension Homemakers in Hempstead County will celebrate the contributions of their organization to the community during May as Extension Homemakers Month in Arkansas.

They will join more than 4,000 members of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council from 329 clubs throughout the state in the observance.

There are 4 clubs in Hempstead County: DeAnn/Sunshine EHC, Shover Springs EHC, Crossroads EHC & Blending Eras EHC.
For 106 years, the Extension Homemakers/Home Demonstration program has been ongoing in Arkansas, providing its members with education and leadership development and service to the communities in which the clubs are located.

As a part of the observance, Judge Haskell Morse has officially proclaimed May as Extension Homemakers Month in Hempstead County, Official signing by Judge Morse will be May 1st at 8:00 am at the Hope Farmer’s Market.

State meeting
The annual meeting of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council will be held June 5 – 7 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. A variety of educational and heirloom crafts seminars will be presented, along with awards for outstanding local projects and scholarships. County council presidents and milestone members of 50 years and more will be recognized. A memorial service will be held for deceased members.

The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council is a volunteer organization associated with the Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. During fiscal 2016-2017, the most recent period for which statistics are available, Extension Homemakers reported giving 667,195.5 hours of volunteer service.

To learn more about Extension Homemakers, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/extension-homemakers/.

About the Division of AgricultureThe University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.