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Master Gardener 2020 Award Forms

Master Gardener Award entries are due to state office January 17, 2020. 
(Your county program may have an earlier date to submit forms.)

Below are the award forms along with a cover letter that talks about award entry specifics.  
Cover Letter


There are lots of deserving people and projects for these awards statewide.
Be sure you nominate someone or a project from your county!  

Each MG Program is allowed ONE nomination per award. The awards are:

  1. MG of the Year
  2. Rookie of the Year
  3. Project of the Year
  4. Excellence in Education
  5. Newsletter of the Year
  6. County Agent of the Year
  7. Friend of Master Gardeners - Individual
  8. Friend of Master Gardeners - Business or Organization

Master Gardener 2019 Award Winners

 Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) Greene Garden News, Connie Whitman, Editor, Greene County.  

        Weeder's Digest

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

Execellence In Education Award (50 or less) SFC and Cub Scout Pack 224 Partnership, Joan Collier, Chair, St. Francis County

Execellence In Education Award (51 or more)  Ten Year Fig Trial, Susan Randolph, Chair, River Valley 

 

Project of the Year

202019  Project of the Year, Salad Tables, Bonnie Moody & Jean Fortenberry, Chairs, Lonoke County

2019 Proj of the year

2019 Project of the Year, HAPS School Garden, Denney's Place, Marion Ward & Nan Wright, Chairs, Hempstead County 

 

 2018 Mg of the Year
 2019 Master Gardener of the Year    Kim Hughes, Polk County
2019 MG of the Year
2019 Master Gardener of the Year Donna Woodard, Faulkner County

 

2019 Rookie of the Year

2019 MG Rookie of the Year,  Terri Gregory, Boone County

2019 Rookie of the Year

2019 MG  Rookie of the Year,  Pamela Stevens, Garland County 

 

2019 MG Agent of the Year

2019 MG Agent of the Year, Rachel Bearden, Hot Spring County 

2019 Agent of the Year

2019  Agent of the Year,  Branon Thiesse, Craighead County

 

2019 Friend of MG

2019  Friend of MG (Indiviual)  Bruce Ward, Hempstead County

2019 Friend of MG
2019 Friend of MG (Individual) Judge Mike Loftin, Union County

 20192019 Friend of MG Org

 

 
EIE 2019

2019 EIE -  Ten Year Fig Trial, Susan Randalph, Chair, River Valley 

2019 EIE

2019 EIE - SFC amd Cub Pacl 224 Partnership, Joan Collier, Chair, St Francis County.

 

 2018 Janet B. Carson High School & County Scholarship Winners

High School Winners

Tanner Schumard, Cross County

Brittney Beck,Tanner Shumard Janet B. Carson Scholarship winner 2017
Tanner Shumard, Cross County,  2018 Janet B. Carson Scholarship Recipient.

County Winners

 Lonoke County Master Gardeners Learning Grounds 

The goal of this project is to stimulate the senses and engage the imagination and creativity of each child who enters the garden; to create a wonder-filled space where children will be inspired and eager to contribute to and spend time in the garden, forging a lifelong connection with nature and accepting stewardship of it.  The project will use science, language, literacy, social, music movement and art to stimulate the senses and imagination for learning.

Pulaski County Demonstration Garden – CA Vines 4H Center

The garden will be used to enhance education efforts by providing hands-on learning experiences.  Emphasis will initially be placed on training for beginning and existing Master Gardeners in Pulaski County.  Additional emphasis will be placed on advanced training for Master Gardeners in Pulaski County and across the State of Arkansas.  Plans also include educational opportunities for 4H, public and private school students and other youth and adult groups utilizing the 4H Center.  Future plans include gardening and nutritional education for low income and historically underserved groups and individuals in the Central Arkansas area.