Leigh Ann Bullington is a former county extension staff chair who is now an extension
Family and Consumer Science instructor who will serve as a mentor for agents. This
is a new position.
Bullington grew up in Marianna, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas
in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.
Bullington began her role as educator in October 2021 after working as an FCS agent
in Cross County from 2011 to 2015, and then as extension staff chair of Woodruff County.
Josh Phelps is an associate professor with the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at
the Cooperative Extension Service. Phelps works in the areas of community and public
health nutrition, splitting his time with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
Program (EFNEP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed),
and General Nutrition responsibilities.
EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are two federally funded programs, which differ in target audiences
and modes of implementation and evaluation and are delivered through the UADA Cooperative Extension Service via dedicated teams of Extension
personnel across the state of Arkansas. Josh has the pleasure of working with the
EFNEP and SNAP-Ed teams, as well as other folks to address nutrition education needs
Josh earned his MS in Nutritional Sciences and PhD in Human Environmental Sciences
with Specialization in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater,