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Strengthening Our Communities: Your Local County Extension Agent

County Extension Agents have worked to improve the lives of Arkansans since 1905. Each of Arkansas’ 75 counties has an Extension office, which is staffed with agents who work closely with Extension faculty, who are subject matter experts. These agents then deliver this trusted research-based information to help strengthen agriculture, communities, and families and improve the quality of life for all Arkansans.

Extension educational programs touch all segments of our society and address a wide range of needs in both urban and rural areas. County Extension Agents deliver educational programming in the areas of community, professional and economic development, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and agriculture and natural resources.

County Extension Agents can be found in the field, in the pasture, in conference centers and public schools, community centers and courthouses, in creeks, forests, and in the lab. Whether you need help with your rose bushes or your soybean field, your home finances or nutrition guidelines, your leadership skills, ballot issues, or reviving your local economy, or getting your kids engaged in civic or STEM activities, you can contact your local County Extension Agent.

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Dr. Julie Robinson, PhD is Associate Professor in the Community, Professional, and Economic Development Department with the University of Arkansas System Division Of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. As a program and staff development specialist, Julie develops and delivers online courses and face-to-face sessions for Extension employees and clientele across the state, in the areas of professional and leadership development. Julie has a BS from Arkansas State University, MS from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, and PhD from The Ohio State University. Reach out to Julie at or 501-671-2082.