Smith County horticulture agent receives statewide recognition
Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:31 – Written by CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph
He was one of seven award recipients representing six ecologically diverse regions of the state. Started in 1996 by the TPWD Private Lands Advisory Committee, the Lone Star Land Steward Awards recognize the important role private landowners play in the future of Texas’ natural resources by honoring them for their accomplishments in habitat management and wildlife conservation.
Grant was born in Tyler and raised in Longview. He earned a bachelor’s degree in floriculture and a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University.
Texas State Award Winners
The annual award dinner was held at Moody Gardens in Galveston on May 1st. The Smith County Master Gardener Association won the following awards. Congratulations to the winners.
- Outstanding Individual – Becky Wilson – 1st Place
- Written Education – Smith Co. Electronic Media (Facebook page & Website) – 1st Place
- Outstanding Association – Smith Co. MG Association – 3rd Place
- Educational Program – AgriWorld (Our Secret Garden) – 3rd Place
On April 6, 2017 a number of Smith County Master Gardeners received awards and recognition for their involvement in the various projects during 2016. To see pictures of all award winners, go to Awards & Recognition on this website.
Pictured here are Susan Stone (Master Gardener w/most hours in 2016) Greg Grant, Extension Agent, Clayton Turner (Master Gardener of the Year) and Denise Rasco (Intern of the Year, w/most hours in 2016).
New Master Gardeners and new Interns
On April 6th the 2016 Master Gardener Interns joined the ranks of the Smith County Master Gardeners after completing their year of internship.
On the same day, a new group of people (Class 24) were recognized as they begin their year of internship.
2017 East Texas Garden Lecture Series
Go to EAST TEXAS GARDEN LECTURE SERIES to view the flyer for this series which began in February and continues in March & April and picks up again in September and November. Go to Coming Events where these lectures are listed, but also other events in the region.
After a long absence, the weekly newspaper columns, published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph each Thursday, are available on this site.
To read them, go to Garden Notes – Newspaper Columns.