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New Year, New opportunities to learn
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Last week I told you all about my New Year’s resolution to take advantage of what K-State Research and Extension has to offer in educational programming in the region. I am also going to try to keep you informed about opportunities that you may be interested in at the same time. One of notifications I have received is for the 2014 Extension Master Gardener program.
The Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer training program sponsored by K-State Research and Extension. Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas. These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services to help others through horticulture projects that benefit the community. Every year each region of the state has a host city where once a week, the people will learn about different subjects pertaining to horticulture. Some of the subjects include basic botany, landscape design, and fruits and vegetables.
This year, the Master Gardener program will be held in Oakley, Liberal, and Salina. The Salina course is the closest to us in Barton County, and it will be held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the months of February and March. The cost of the program will still be $90 for the 7 week course. This helps with the costs of the materials for the classes.
If you have an interest in this class, or would like more information, please contact me at the Extension office either by phone at 620-793-1910, email at, or just coming into the office at 1800 12th street in Great Bend. I would be happy to help answer all of your questions about this and all of our other exciting programs coming up!
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-state Research and Extension. One can contact her by email at or calling 620-793-1910