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County 76

What is County 76?

County 76 is the statewide advisory group for the Arkansas Master Gardener program. It is open to all active Master Gardeners in Arkansas.  County 76 members help set policy, and provide guidance to county programs.  Programs offered statewide will be County 76 "projects."

The structure of the group is based on our county programs, and since there are 75 counties in Arkansas, this group is now the "76" county.  

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The officers will be elected from the membership of County 76. The projects will focus on organizational, leadership, and general management issues. County 76 members will decide which projects will be created, and each member will decide on which project he/she wants to work.


County 76 Mission Statement

Active Master Gardener members from across Arkansas working together to strengthen and support the statewide and local Arkansas Master Gardener Programs


Who can join County 76?

County 76 is open to all Master Gardeners who have completed the training and are in good standing in their local county programs.  In addition to their county commitment, each County 76 member must accrue 10 additional hours on County 76 sanctioned projects. Membership term is unlimited for those who recertify both in their local county and at the state level.  County Agents who have an active Master Gardener program in their county may also participate.   


What will I do in County 76?

  • Participate in advanced Master Gardener training courses
  • Participate in the Plant-Nurture-Grow Leadership Conference 
  • Help with Statewide Master Gardener Media Relations
  • Methods of Recruiting, Retention, and Recognition 
  • Fundraiser for State Projects and Scholarship Opportunities 
  • Plan Special Events 
  • Be a voice in your state program! 

County 76 Volunteer Manual

County 76 Power Point Template

County 76 Reimbursement Form

County 76 Fundraising Project Event Summary

County 76 Bylaws Revised January 2024

County 76 Memorandum of Agreement - Member Information

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

County 76 Executive Board 2023

Kay Roberts, Becky Gibson, Dana Downes, Gail McClure, Linda Soffer, Susan Colles. 

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Current projects for the County 76 Advisory Board include: Advanced Training, Fundraising, PNG Leadership, and Recruitment, Retention & Recognition (RRR). 

2023 Sanctioned Project Synopses

Photo of Janet Carson and Bob Byers identifying a flower from Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR.

Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for a MG Meeting or for Training? Check out the Speakers Bureau lists and find someone near you. This list can be sent to you.  Email 


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The Garden Voice is the quarterly newsletter of County 76.  For an update of each quarterly meeting, read the Garden Voice.  

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Advanced Training Project:

Promotes, reviews, and supports Advanced Training opportunities for Master Gardeners statewide and encourages participating in obtaining certification at the Advanced Levels of 1-5.


Fundraising Project:

Fundraising is becoming increasingly important as County 76 continues to offer educational advantages and opportunities to counties through MG programs (at little or no cost).

Fundraising Project Description

PNG Leadership

P N G Leadership Project:

Plans, coordinates, and executes all aspects of the annual PNG Leadership Conference to include evaluation following the conference.

PNG Project Description


R R R Project: 

Provides guidelines and suggestions to county groups for use in the Recruitment and mentoring of new members and Retention and Recognition of existing members. Assists in the development and execution of the "From Annual to Perennial" mentoring program.

RRR Project Description

RRR Resources

Media Relations

Appointed by the County 76 President, the Media Manager coordinates the production of the annual Master Gardener Calendar and assists with statewide communications.  The Newsletter Editor publishes the quarterly Garden Voice newsletter.

Media Relations Description