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National Coordinators Conference

September 21, 2016

It was a jam-packed day of program management and ideas on how to strenghten our own programs in Pray, Montana. We started with breakfast at 7 a.m. And ended with two after dinner speakers at 8:45 then some community time. My MGs think we pack a tight schedule, but we got 5 minutes between talks and had speakers while we ate! 

We got a 15 minute break mid-afternoon so we explored the gardens behind the inn. They have some lovely flower beds but a large vegetable garden and a greenhouse growing tomatoes, basil and peppers.’

Outside was a wealth of cool season crops with 5 varieties of kale, cabbage, carrots, lettuce and green and purple Brussels sprouts. 
There are also fruit trees and herbs. Really quite nice and a pleasant diversion from sitting!

As one of the longested tenured state coordinators it is refreshing to see so many new, young and eager county coordinators and specialists from around the country. I never fail to glean new ideas to bring home, but I am also gratified to know the program has strong up and coming leaders that will keep the Master Gardener program and consumer hort going in the right direction. It is not just the sessions at these events that are important, but also the networking and visiting with colleagues from across the country.

Tomorrow we start back at 7, so to bed I go.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 22, 2016 3:02 pm

    AR MG program us the best!

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