University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Events

Extension Events for Everyone!

Family Farmsteading Workshop: Set Your Business Up for Success!

When: Aug 26, 8:30 AM - 2 PM

Where: Saline County Fairgrounds 406 Fairfield Rd Benton, AR 72015

Learn how to turn your farmsteading hobby into a business.

Topics include:

  • local markets
  • funding
  • Share Grounds certified kitchen
  • tips for food safety and more!

Cost: $20 (w/ lunch provided)

Register before Aug 22!

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Arkansas Rice Expo farmers market customer buying potatoes

For more info, reach out to the Saline County Extension office at 501-303-5672

From Home Food Preservation to a Commercial Marketplace Workshop

Processing Salsa at Commercial Kitchen Facility in Arkansas

When: Sept 12, 1 - 5 PM

Where: Cooperative Extension State Office Headquarters 2301 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204

Join us for a FREE workshop to learn about how you can grow and develop your home food business in Arkansas.

Topics include:

  • home-based food processing
  • value-added foods
  • Arkansas Food Freedom Act
  • resources for entrepreneurs
Register Now

Can't make it?

Check out our resources on how to start a food business in Arkansas.

How to Start a Business With Your 401k or IRA

Happy beekeeper extracting honeycombs

When: Sept 18, 11 AM - 12 PM

Where: Via Zoom

Use your 401(k) or IRA or other pre-tax retirement as startup capital to buy or start a new business.

Learn how to avoid:

  • early withdrawal penalties
  • income taxes
  • other costly mistakes

To register, contact Brandon Matthews at or 501-671-2085 and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Grow Your Own Groceries

Grow Your Own Groceries!

Learn how to grow healthy, nutritious food in your own backyard and get some tips for new ways to cook and prepare your harvest in these live Zoom presentations.

Upcoming webinars:

Grow Your Own Groceries: Garlic | Sept 12, 12 PM

Grow Your Own Groceries with Home Hydroponics | Oct 19, 12 PM

Grow Your Own Groceries: Pecans | Nov 14, 12 PM

University of Arkansas System

Division of Agriculture

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