Arkansas Master Gardener Award Forms
Honor your outstanding volunteers by recognizing their significant contribution and impact on your MG program and community.
Master Gardener Award Forms for 2022 (for program year 2022)
MG Awards Cover Letter (please read prior to filling out award forms)
Checklist for Writing an Effective AR MG Nomination (please read prior to filling out award forms)
The 2022 MG Award documents are available for use. The check list for writing an effective nomination and cover letter are listed above. Please read these two documents prior to filling out an award nomination form. The award nomination documents have been sent to MG Program Presidents and County Agents. Please contact your Master Gardener President or County Extension Agent for these nomination documents.
Contact the RRR team via the G-mail account at www.C76rrr@gmail.com if there are questions.
Master Gardener 2021 Award Winners (awarded in 2022 for program year 2021)
- Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) We've Got the Dirt, Lonoke County
- Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (51 or more) The Grapevine, Faulkner County
- Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) (50 or less) Van Rice, Lonoke County
- Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) (51 or more) Susan Adkins, Washington County
- Friend of Master Gardener (Business) (50 or less) Friends of Pioneer Village, Cleveland County
- Friend of Master Gardener (Business) (51 or more) Garland County Public Library, Garland County
- Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (50 or less) Stephannie Rodrigues, Greene County
- Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (51 or more) Anita Despain, Craighead County
- Master Gardener of the Year (50 or less) Betty Beazley, St. Francis County
- Master Gardener of the Year (51 or more) Andrea Klokow, Benton County
- Master Gardener Project of the Year (50 or less) Lonoke County Courthouse, Lonoke County
- Master Gardener Project of the Year (51 or more) Pollinator Garden at Farmer's Market, Garland County
- MG Program Agent of the Year (50 or less) Lance Blythe, Greene County
- MG Program Agent of the Year (51 or more) Colin Massey, Washington County
- Mimi Cox Mentor of the Year, Mimi Cox, Craighead County
Award Video of Award Winners (awarded in 2022 for program year 2021)
2022 Janet B. Carson County Scholarship Recipient
Jefferson County’s Herb Garden
This will be a teaching garden of seven themed herb gardens. Herbs link us with the past and the future. The purpose of the gardens is to promote the knowledge and use of herbs and the importance of pollinators. Through tours and open houses, the gardens will be used to educate students and the community on the importance of pollinators and the various herbs beyond the flavoring and garnishing herbs used in the kitchen. Master Gardener volunteers will explain the various herbs used in the gardens and why they were selected. Plant markers will provide the herb common name as well as the scientific name. Handouts will also be provided to describe the gardens and the various characteristics of each of the herbs.
2022 Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship Recipients
Wesley Clayton, Hazen High School, Prairie County
Wesley wants to pursue a career in farming with a goal of owning and working a 5,000-acre farm. He has a specific interest in learning about grain crops such as corn, soybeans, rice and wheat. He wants to learn how and what to provide these crops to get the best yield out of a certain crop. Wesley also has an interest in learning about genetically modified plants - how they work, pros and cons and how much they can help or hurt our world today. Wesley is known as responsible, intelligent, kind and motivated. While in high school, he has maintained a part-time job working on a farm learning the in’s and out’s of agriculture. Wesley has been accepted to Arkansas State University - Beebe where he will pursue a degree in Plant Science.
Mollie Leonard, South Side High School, Van Buren County
Mollie is very passionate about nature and would use her degree to help make the world a safer and healthier place to live. Her dream job is to work with nature and find ways to help it. Mollie believes that studying Plant Science will help her when working to earn her degree. Mollie is known as an excellent role model for younger students. While in high school, she has participated in 4H, studied Agronomy and competed on the FFA Agronomy Team. Mollie has been accepted to the University of Central Arkansas where she will pursue a degree in Environmental Science.
Joshua Tolbert, Monticello High School, Drew County
Joshua has a great interest in agriculture, a thirst for knowledge and an appreciation for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. He spent last summer working in the Plant Pathology lab in Monticello, enjoying the diverse working conditions, both in the field and in the laboratory. He appreciated the constant opportunity for learning and being able to work with multiple species of crops, weeds, insects and pathogens. After graduating, his goal is to work with the Extension Service in the field of plant pathology. Joshua is described as an exemplary student who takes pride in his work. Joshua has been accepted to the University of Arkansas - Monticello where he will pursue a degree in Plant & Soil Science.