Arkansas Extension Homemakers State Conference Recently Held

Pictured below left to right: Sheila Ballard, Rebecca Beck, Lindley Beck & Barbara Ford-Lacy.

Terrie James, Hempstead Co. CES, Staff Chair
June 16, 2021

Fast facts

  • Milestone members with 50+ years of service were recognized and awarded
  • Sixty-two Project Book entries were awarded prizes
  • EHC/Home Demonstration program is 109 years old
  • Total voluntary hours and value: 572,194 hours, valued at $16.3 million

Hope, Ark. — Extension Homemakers from Hempstead County met with other members throughout the state, June 8-10 at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock, for its annual state conference. In addition to holding the annual board meeting, attendees were able to select classes from the following four categories: Lead Through Example, Be a Better You, Enrich Your Life, and Creative Skills. Milestone members with 50 years and more were recognized, as well recognition for project book submissions. Several scholarships were awarded. On the final day, a memorial service was held for deceased members.

New AEHC District Directors were elected for the coming two years. The new District Director for Ouachita is Aleese Oliver-Nichols, Saline County; Darla Watts, Pope County, is the new Ozark District Director. Dot Hart, Jefferson County, will lead Delta District.

There are 4 Extension Homemakers Clubs (EHC) in Hempstead County.: Blending Eras EHC, Crossroads EHC, Shover Springs EHC and DeAnn/Sunshine EHC.

For more information or if you are thinking of joining a club, please contact the Hempstead Co. Extension Service at (870) 777-5771 or email Terrie James, CEA-Staff Chair at [email protected]

Another way to learn more about Extension Homemakers is to visit

For 109 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.

About Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council

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 2019-2020, the most recent period for which statistics are available, Extension Homemakers reported 284 clubs and 3,151 members, giving 572,194 hours of volunteer service to the state.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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