UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due Carla Due has worked for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in Miller County as the Family & Consumer Sciences agent for 29 years.
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The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer educational programs that have immediate and practical applications. Carla Due Hadley has worked in Miller County for over 26 years where she delivers research based educational programs in the areas of foods and nutrition, financial management, family life, aging and health.

#COVID19’s economic impacts are everywhere. @AgInArk’s economists are analyzing the pandemic’s effects across multiple s...
05/11/2020

#COVID19’s economic impacts are everywhere. @AgInArk’s economists are analyzing the pandemic’s effects across multiple sectors: consumer spending, protein and row crops, as well as its effects on rural areas. They’re making weekly updates, and in some cases updating more frequently. Be sure to see the latest at https://bit.ly/AR-Ag-Eco-Impacts2020 #StillOnThe Job

Are your spices still good?
05/08/2020

Are your spices still good?

05/08/2020
At Home with UAEX

Won’t be long before blackberries are ready to be picked & made into jams or jellies. Learn how to make blackberry jelly here & contact me if you have questions!

Here's a fun and easy game to get your preschoolers moving!
05/08/2020

Here's a fun and easy game to get your preschoolers moving!

Here's a fun and easy game to get your preschoolers moving!
🖍 Using sidewalk chalk, write upper and lowercase letters in a random pattern. Each letter should be big enough for your child to stand on.
🏃‍♂️ Have your child start the game by standing on one letter.
🏃‍♀️ Direct them to move to another letter, but for each move, use a different movement!
🤸‍♂️ Some examples:
-- Skip to the little a.
-- Hop to the big H.
-- Take one big giant step to the big M.
-- Take little bitty tiny steps to the little f.
-- Crab walk to the big R.
-- Walk backward to the little o.
-- Do jumping jacks to the little x.
-- Spin to the big A.
-- Walk on tiptoe to the little c.
-- Heel to toe walk to the big Y.
🤸‍♀️ Be creative! Think about adding other skills your child may have like dance moves (plie, ballet arms), sports-related movement (shuffle, jump shot), or anything your child might be struggling with like skipping.
🎉 HAVE FUN!
#homepreschool #COVID19 #parenting #ARExtension University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

05/08/2020
Gateway Farmers Market

Gateway Farmers Market opens Saturday! Come support your local farmers!

I have some exciting news!!!
The Gateway Farmers Market will be open This coming Saturday (May 9 th)

So far there will be Collards, Swiss chard, Kale, Onions, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Lettuce, Potatoes, Eggs, Baked Goods & Jellies.

There will be a straight flow of traffic through the Market due to restrictions. There will be no Public Restrooms at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.

05/06/2020
05/05/2020
At Home with UAEX

Got questions about different types of food preservation equipment? Michelle Carter-Bradley Extension has the answers. I can test your pressure canner with a dual or answer questions about food preservation.

Canning is a method of home food preservation that creates shelf-stable foods when proper equipment and methods are followed. Learn what types of equipment and methods are needed for your home canned goods to be safe. After watching the video, please complete a brief survey: https://uaex.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1KXuw2u2Ozq1SKN

There a lot of #recipe substitutions out there. But did you know, there is no #substitution for #bakingsoda? #StillOnThe...
05/05/2020

There a lot of #recipe substitutions out there. But did you know, there is no #substitution for #bakingsoda? #StillOnTheJob #UAEX @uaex_edu

When you went to the #grocerystore store, you did everything right. You observed #socialdistancing distancing and wore a...
05/05/2020

When you went to the #grocerystore store, you did everything right. You observed #socialdistancing distancing and wore a mask. When you returned home and put the #groceries away, you washed your hands and cleaned your kitchen surfaces just to play it safe.
So far so good. But one question — where was your #smartphone while you were out there?
Research has shown that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19, transfers from infected people onto surfaces by touching, coughing or sneezing, said Kristen Gibson, associate professor of food safety and microbiology for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Learn how to keep yourself and your phone safe: https://bit.ly/AAES-CleanScreens

When you went to the grocery store, you did everything right. You observed social distancing and wore a mask. When you r...
05/05/2020

When you went to the grocery store, you did everything right. You observed social distancing and wore a mask. When you returned home and put the groceries away,you washed your hands and cleaned your kitchen surfaces just to play it safe.

So far so good. But one question — where was your smartphone while you were out there?

Research has shown that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes #COVID19, transfers from infected people onto surfaces by touching, coughing or sneezing, said Kristen Gibson, associate professor of food safety and microbiology for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Learn how to keep yourself and your phone safe: https://bit.ly/AAES-CleanScreens

"Children are built for autonomous learning, Lancy says. They are born knowing how to create their own toys, design thei...
05/04/2020
Turn Your Demanding Child Into a Productive Co-Worker

"Children are built for autonomous learning, Lancy says. They are born knowing how to create their own toys, design their own games and to settle their own arguments. They need surprisingly little interference from adults. Children have spent their days learning this way for thousands of years."

All it takes are a few lessons from global cultures that raise remarkably cooperative and generous kids.

What a great way to show your support for small businesses during #COVID19. You could win a $50 gift card! #StillOnTheJo...
05/04/2020
UA Community & Economic Development

What a great way to show your support for small businesses during #COVID19. You could win a $50 gift card! #StillOnTheJob #Working4U

🛒🛍SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR CHANCE TO WIN $50 GIFT CARD🛒🛍

Small businesses need our support now more than ever! We’re kicking off Economic Development week which starts today, May 4th, by launching Supporting Small Business Bingo.
🧶🧦💍👓🌂👡👔👞🥾👙👜🎒🧢

Rules:
1️⃣ All “challenges” must support small business 🛍
2️⃣ Arkansas residents only - one entry per person 🐽
3️⃣ Employees of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture & their spouses/children are not eligible to win 👨‍👩‍👧
4️⃣ Employees: If you like our page and share this post, you will be entered to win cupcakes delivered to your door no matter where you live in AR 🧁

How to Win:
1️⃣ Like and follow the page of Community, Professional, & Economic Development 👍https://www.facebook.com/UACommunityDevelopment/
2️⃣ Get a Bingo diagonal or across (up or down) 🏆
3️⃣ Post a pic of winning card using #CPEDCovidBINGO & tag or mention the small businesses involved in the comments of original Facebook post (videos welcome & encouraged) 🖼
4️⃣ Email proof of purchase (if applicable), pictures & list of businesses involved to: [email protected] 📥

❇️Fine Print: Supporting Small Business Bingo runs May 4th - May 10th. Winner will be randomly selected and announced via Facebook on May 11th. Winner will be awarded a $50 gift card to one of the businesses that they supported.
Read full contest rules here: https://www.uaex.edu/social-media/social-media-giveaway-rules.aspx

GOOD LUCK!
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)#StillOnTheJob #COVID19 #SupportingSmallBusiness

During the #COVID19 pandemic, everyone has to be concerned about making sure every surface is clean. But what about your...
04/30/2020

During the #COVID19 pandemic, everyone has to be concerned about making sure every surface is clean. But what about your food? Do you have to do anything special to make sure you and your family are safe? UAEX has your science-based answers at www.uaex.edu/COVID19. #StillOnTheJob

Love bananas but thought they weren't healthy? They, like many foods, are nutritious but should be eaten in moderation.
04/30/2020

Love bananas but thought they weren't healthy? They, like many foods, are nutritious but should be eaten in moderation.

Now is a great time to forgo the microwave #popcorn & make it the #oldfashioned way. But first, you need to know how muc...
04/29/2020

Now is a great time to forgo the microwave #popcorn & make it the #oldfashioned way. But first, you need to know how much #popcorn you need! Here it is! #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX #nomicrowavepopcorn #easytocook #oldtimes #myfavoritethings

There is a lot of information floating around about COVID-19 – and not all of it is correct. The Cooperative Extension S...
04/29/2020

There is a lot of information floating around about COVID-19 – and not all of it is correct. The Cooperative Extension Service has research-based information that you can use. We are building resources to help keep you and your family well during this pandemic. This site has information on how to be safe on the farm, how to use stimulus money and how to keep your small business afloat. Visit http://uaex.edu/covid19. #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #COVID19 #UAEX

Go down the canned food aisle at most supermarkets and you will notice that they are bare since #COVID19. While using ca...
04/29/2020

Go down the canned food aisle at most supermarkets and you will notice that they are bare since #COVID19. While using canned foods can be frowned upon, they really shouldn't be. These shelf-stable items hold versatile and flavorful ingredients that can be great building blocks to your meals. Find a super easy recipe for Black Bean and Corn Salsa using things you likely have in your pantry at the end of the link https://bit.ly/35dr0Dn #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

#COVID19 is no respector of borders or languages. It doesn't care who it affects. If you need practical, science- and re...
04/28/2020

#COVID19 is no respector of borders or languages. It doesn't care who it affects. If you need practical, science- and research-based answers to your questions about COVID-19 en Español, please visit https://uaex.edu/COVID-Recursos.
#StillOnTheJob

04/28/2020
Michael Bublé

I know we are all missing interaction with our friends right now. Maybe a little Michael Buble' will help.

"Gotta Be Patient" is now available for streaming and download! http://michaelbuble.lnk.to/gottabepatient

Michael heard the song, written by Spanish artists Stay Homas, while self-quarantined with his family in Vancouver. He loved it and immediately shared it to his page. The response from fans was overwhelming and it inspired him to record it with a little help from longtime friends @Barenaked Ladies and Warner-Latino Mexican artist Sofia Reyes.

Michael will be donating his proceeds to the Red Cross in Canada and Argentina. Proceeds for Barenaked Ladies will go to Cultural Survival. Sofia will be donating her proceeds to various Latin charities.

#StayHome #HealthyatHome

Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realize you don't have an ingredient? There are substitutions you can m...
04/28/2020

Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe and realize you don't have an ingredient? There are substitutions you can make to save yourself a trip to the grocery store. Here is the substitution for baking powder, double acting. #COVID19 #StillOnTheJob University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

At Home with UAEX
04/27/2020

At Home with UAEX

Myth Bustin’ Mondays
4/27/2020
This Monday’s statement are over personal protection equipment.
#1 Wearing gloves will help prevent you from getting the virus. This is a myth. The CDC has not recommended people who are well to wear gloves. The CDC has only recommended glove usage if you are caring for someone who is ill and while cleaning. Health officials are finding that most citizens aren’t following proper glove usage and can contaminate themselves through improper usage. It may cause a sense of false security and lead people to wash their hands less. Because the virus adheres well to latex and other types of gloves, if you touch your face at any point, you’ve still potentially exposed yourself to the virus. The CDC still recommends that handwashing and social distancing are ways to protect yourself from COVID-19..
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/is-wearing-gloves-an-effective-defense-against-covid19

#2 Wearing cloth mask in public can reduce the spread of #COVID-19. This is a fact. Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus, and do not know it, from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Make your own mask following the Surgeon General's how-to video.
For more for myth busters, research based information on COVID-19 and more go to https://www.uaex.edu/COVID19

Seriously these are among my favorite cookies! The combination of dried cranberries and white chocolates are YUMMY! The ...
04/27/2020

Seriously these are among my favorite cookies! The combination of dried cranberries and white chocolates are YUMMY! The secret is to let them sit in the refrigerator BEFORE spooning them out to bake. Trust me on this! #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Tarrant County
04/26/2020

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Tarrant County

04/23/2020
UAMS Centers on Aging & Caregiver Training

Great info on sodium & blood pressure!

Today we are going to take a look at sodium/salt and how important it is to be aware of how much sodium/salt is in the food you eat. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure can put someone at a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, kidney disease and even memory loss. A diet that has too much sodium can cause someone to retain too much fluid and that can put more pressure on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys because they have to work harder.

A healthy diet plays an important role in healthy aging. Kasandra Guilbeau, Project Director with our UAMS Texarkana Regional Center on Aging, shares more information in the short video below. Thank you for joining us and please like our page for more resources from our UAMS Centers on Aging around the state.

The current #COVID19 pandemic may have forced a change in plans, but it hasn’t deterred members of the Arkansas Extensio...
04/23/2020

The current #COVID19 pandemic may have forced a change in plans, but it hasn’t deterred members of the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council-UAEX from their goal of raising enough money to provide one million meals to Arkansans struggling with food insecurity. Learn more and follow our new Miller County Extension Homemaker Clubs page. While their page is new; Miller County EHC members have been involved in helping the community for many years. Read more here - https://bit.ly/3bDeZty.
#StillOnTheJob University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
04/22/2020

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Over 40 masks made by Miller County Extension Homemaker Clubs (EHC) members were delivered last night for hospital worke...
04/22/2020

Over 40 masks made by Miller County Extension Homemaker Clubs (EHC) members were delivered last night for hospital workers at our local hospital. We are so thankful to the volunteers who are making masks & the hospital workers for being on the front lines during this #COVID19 pandemic. #StillOnTheJob University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council-UAEX

Take the survey I talked about this morning on Two Old Men & A Morning Show & Sometimes A Dog show!
04/22/2020
Share How You Faced The Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic | 103.9 The Pig

Take the survey I talked about this morning on Two Old Men & A Morning Show & Sometimes A Dog show!

Let's share how we rose up and carried on as we dealt with the restrictions and unknown factors regarding COVID-19. So many of you have been so very resilient and found workarounds for some very trying events, situations, and supplies.

In the time of COVID-19, buying groceries has become significantly more complicated. Lines can be long and supplies shor...
04/22/2020

In the time of COVID-19, buying groceries has become significantly more complicated. Lines can be long and supplies short, and consumers worry about getting sick. Here are some tips for managing grocery runs while protecting your health and safety, as well as that of your family and other shoppers. https://bit.ly/3cBEdbF (Photo by Division of Agriculture) #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX #Covid19 University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

04/21/2020
Navigating Life

What are you doing to take care of your mental health during this challenging time? Watch to get tips! #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX

Use these tips from Ashley Terry Foster UAEX Program Associate and Mental Health First Aid Instructor to take care of your mental health while practicing physical distancing. #StillOnTheJob

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

04/21/2020
UAEX Clark County Agriculture - Amy Simpson

NOW is the time to get your tomatoes transplanted in the ground for that successful harvest later on. #StillOnTheJob #Working4U #UAEX

Want to get your tomatoes off to a great start? Today’s Two-Minute Tuesday focuses on starting your tomatoes successfully:

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400 Laurel St, Ste 215
Texarkana, AR
71854

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(870) 779-3609

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Hi, my name is Carla Due and I am your Miller County Extension Agent-Staff Chair and Family & Consumer Sciences. I have worked in Miller County Arkansas, (Texarkana is the county seat for reference) for over 29 years. I love when I have the opportunity to deliver research based educational programs in the areas of foods and nutrition, financial management, family life, aging and health. In the old days we would have called it Home Economics and there is a new term going around “adulting”. Well, we have been here over 100 years teaching that.

What could I help you with most? Cooking? Food preservation? Finances? Message me and let me know!" I’ll answer your question through messenger and possibly make a post for everyone to learn from.

You can also follow my pages to read my weekly Texarkana Gazette foods articles I have written for 23 years. I told y'all I’ve been here a while! https://www.uaex.edu/counties/miller/news/fcs/

You can learn more about what we do at: https://www.uaex.edu/about-extension/what-does-arkansas-extension-service-do.aspx

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer research based, educational programs that have immediate and practical applications.

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Is there an Extension Get Fit program in Miller County, and if not how do we go about getting one? I have a friend who is "Walking Across Arkansas" with me, and she set a goal to be a certain size in time for a cruise early next year. She's hit a plateau and walking after work (she's on her feet most of the day) has become harder. Of course she knows to check with her Dr first, but we were discussing her starting with a few simple strength exercises, this might be a great motivator for her.
What is the best place to find out the most current Food Cottage laws for Arkansas. I am considering baking and selling cakes and cookies from home, but I am finding that many cities and/or counties require a business licence for this, however other items that can be sold at a Farmer's Market don't require this.
I thought it was only last year 3.1417 ?
Your articles are the best!