Ten volunteers have been named ambassadors in a new Tri-county Extension Wellness Program, including Conway,

Faulkner, and Van Buren counties. This pilot volunteer training program was based on the Master Gardener program

model of learning in exchange for community service.

"These ambassadors are tasked with helping encourage others to live healthy habits," said Lisa Washburn, assistant

professor –health, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. "The Extension Wellness

Ambassador Program equips volunteers to make a positive impact on their communities by helping others live

healthier lifestyles."

Van Buren County ambassadors include Peggy Aday, Lynne Corcoran, County Judge Roger Hooper, Lori Linn, Greg Munson, Carl Trahan-True, and Jan Vandygriff. Van Buren County Extension Agent Regina Chaney will act as an adviser.

For more information, contact Chaney at 745-7117.