Community Involvement

Concern for the communities we serve is one of the seven principles that guide the electric cooperatives. One way we accomplish this is through programs designed for youth of various ages. From electrical safety programs to the annual Youth Tour to Washington, we are committed to the young people of Arkansas.

Arkansas FFA and 4-H

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have a long history of supporting the state’s FFA programs and activities. Learn More

Youth Tour

In 1957, then Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, D-Texas, urged directors and staff of the nation's electric cooperatives to bring young people to Washington to get a first-hand look at how government works. Learn More

Farm Family of the Year

Cooperatives are proud sponsors of the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. 

Electric Vehicle Rally

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Electric Vehicle program for Arkansas high schools includes a curriculum that incorporates a variety of disciplines, including math, auto mechanics, physics, engineering, electronics, and journalism. Students participated in competitions that tested the students’ abilities and their vehicles’ performance capacities.

The Electic Vehicle Rally is held annually at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. For more information, please contact Rob Roedel at

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School Programs

For the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, educating the public about electrical safety is an ongoing effort and a top priority. One of the main ways we accomplish this goal is by presenting programs for students at schools located within the service areas of the state's electric cooperatives. Learn More