Eighteen Kaufman County residents completed their Master Gardener training on Thursday, October 19th. This is the second in-county training program sponsored by the Kaufman County Master Gardener Association. The first, in 2016, had 20 participants.
To officially become Master Gardeners, trainees must complete 50 hours of volunteer work in the coming year.
The new Master Gardener Interns come from all over Kaufman County: two are from Crandall, three from Forney, five from Kaufman are pictured with Ralph Davis, Texas A&M Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources and Master Gardener Dianne Kaufman, the Internship program coordinator.
front row: Zahnd Schlensker, Jackie Wallace, Angela Johnston, Kimberly Wagliardo, Larry Wagliardo, Dawna Lunde
second row: Ralph Davis, Agent, Dianne Kaufman, Internship Program, Robin Skahan, Billie Henderson, Cindy Rich, Sandy Lewis, Felicia Spencer, Allison Marable
third row: Kenneth Cates, Vickie Aken, Allen Hiller, Billy Schlebach, Sheila Stein. And not pictured was: Pam Harrison