Arkansas Master Gardener Awards
2018 State Conference Award Applications
Deadline to send in your award application is January 15, 2018.
Please be sure to read the cover letter before sending in your application!
Email your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018.
Each county is allowed ONE entry per award, up to a total of eight entries. The awards are 1. MG of the Year, 2. Rookie of the Year, 3. Project of the Year, 4. Excellence in Education, 5. County Agent of the Year, 6. Newsletter of the Year, 7. Friend of Master Gardeners, Individual, and 8. Friend of Master Gardeners, Business or Organization.
Two awards will be given for the following – MG of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Project of the Year, Excellence in Education, County Agent of the Year, and Newsletter of the Year – based on the county’s membership size. County size is categorized as 50 members or less and 51 members or more. This membership count is based on your “active and in good standing members” found at the bottom of the Master Gardener Summary page of the online reporting system.
Master Gardener 2017 Award Winners
Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (51 or more) Greene Garden News, Greene County Crystal Clear Reflections, Garland County Connie Whitman, Editor Jodi Tooke, Editor
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual Category)
Sherri Broadway, Craighead County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business/Organization Category)
Hays Grocery, Tim Russell, Manager, Mississippi County
Master Gardener Project of the Year (50 or less) Mississippi County EOC Community Garden, Dedric Davis, Project Chair
Master Gardener Project of the Year (51 or more)
Garland County Southern Inspiration Garden, Sharon Dent & Hilde Simmons, Project Chairs
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (50 or less)
Jean Fortenberry, Lonoke County
Master Gardener Rookie of Year (51 or more) James Howard, Faulkner County
Master Gardener of the Year (50 or less)
Debbie Moody, Izard County
Master Gardener of the Year (51 or more)
Barbie Luther, Union County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (50 or less)
Russ Parker, Crittenden County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (51 or more) Mark Keaton, Baxter County
Execellence In Education Award (51 or more) Little Green Thumbs, Craighead County Melinda Smith, Chairman
2017 Janet B. Carson Scholarship Winners
Brittney Beck, Faulkner County Jessica Wesson, White County