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When the Land Grant Colleges were formed in 1862 and 1890, they were called "people’s colleges" because they provided practical education for a broad spectrum of people. This included a commitment to teaching people information about particular technical subjects, as well as the leadership and organizational skills to get things done in their communities and improve their quality of life.

Community and Economic Development’s commitment to this worthy goal continues today. Leadership programs enhance the leadership abilities of citizens throughout Arkansas.

For more information on leadership development programs offered through the Cooperative Extension Service take a look at the topics below that link you to sponsored programs and activities. If you discover a program or activity you want to know more about, contact the Community and Economic Development Section at (501) 671-2072.


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To learn more, email us at arcommunities@uaex.edu or call (501) 671-2072


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University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 South University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 • USA
Phone (501) 671-2000 • Fax (501) 671-2209