Arkansas 4-H is hoping you’ll help the educational program on the most green-intensive day of the year: St. Patrick’s Day.

“We were thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and its association with the color green and thought, what better day than March 17 to give people an opportunity to help out Arkansas 4-H?” said John Thomas, development officer for the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. “This is the first of what will be an annual fund drive event for Arkansas 4-H.”

Thomas said there are several ways to help out. First is a one-day online fund drive set for March 17.  

Giving is easy. Just click the “donate” button in the top right of the foundation page:

A second method involves specific Chick-fil-A stores in Hot Springs, Searcy and Fayetteville. Customers must mention 4-H when they order, either online or in-person.

All money raised supports Arkansas 4-H youth scholarships and program/trip sponsorships, removing financial barriers so that Arkansas youth can experience the unmatched outcomes of Arkansas 4-H.

To learn more about 4-H, contact the county extension office or visit

To learn more about extension and research programs in Arkansas, visit