Betty Oliver, of North Little Rock has given her life to serving Arkansas agriculture through a 45-year career with theUniversity ofArkansas Cooperative Extension Service. During her distinguished career Oliver received numerous awards including: The National Association of Extension Home Economists Distinguished Service Award; the National Florence Hall award, 1969; Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service Award; Gamma Sigma Delta Merit award; and the John W. White Outstanding Extension Educator Award. Oliver also won the Arkansas Extension Home Economists Award for Television Communications three separate years. She served as president of the state Association of Extension Home Economists in 1970; president of the Arkansas Women’s Committee on Public Affairs in 1978; chairman of the National Professional Improvement committee of National Extension Home Economists, 1984-85. Oliver was also a member of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and the Arkansas State Fair Board of Directors. She began her career in 1958 as an Assistant Home Demonstration Agent inMillerCountyand has given her life to enhancing the agricultural and rural way of life since that time.