Master Gardener 2019 Award Winners
Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) Greene Garden News, Connie Whitman, Editor, Greene County.
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Judge Mike Loftin, Union County
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Bruce Ward, Hempstead County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Quapaw Quarter Assoc. Curran Hall, Patricia M. Beck Executive Director, Pulaski County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Mainstreet Paragould, Gina Jarrett, Executive Director, Greene County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (50 or less) Terri Gregory, Boone County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (51 or more) Pamela Stevens, Garland County
Master Gardener of the Year (50 or less) Kim Hughes, Polk County
Master Gardener of the Year (51 or more) Donna Woodard, Faulkner County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (50 or less) Rachel Bearden, Hot Spring County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (51 or more) Branon Thiesse, Craighead County
Excellence In Education Award (50 or less) SFC and Cub Scout Pack 224 Partnership, Joan Collier, Chair, St. Francis County
Excellence In Education Award (51 or more) Ten Year Fig Trial, Susan Randolph, Chair, River Valley
2019 Janet B. Carson County Scholarship Winner
Crittenden County's Children's Butterfly Garden
Crittenden County 4H/Junior Master Gardener groups, led by Master Gardeners and Extension personnel, will establish a Butterfly Garden at the local library. The garden will be used to teach conservation, the importance of pollinators and preservation of natural resources at monthly 4H meetings as well as through summer reading events held by the library.
2019 Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship Winner
Alex Beck is a Bono resident and attends Greene County Tech High School. Alex is characterized as a hard worker and a great team player. He has been successful in academics while participating in the Band, being an active FFA member, on the Agronomy Team and an Eagle Scout as well as being employed on a local farm. Alex is praised for his attitude, good work ethic and being very conscientious. He has been accepted at Arkansas State University where he will major in Plant and Soil Sciences. Alex has a passion for the agriculture industry and its importance of feeding people a safe food supply.