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2012 Victoria County Master Gardener Training Class INFORMATION
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2012 Victoria County Master Gardener ~ Training Course
August 2 November 15, 2012 ~ 1:00 5:00 pm
Aug. 2      Orientation /Group Photo                  Charlie Neumeyer, VCMGA President & Master Gardeners
                                                                           Erika Bochat, AriLife Extension Agent
                                                                           Peter McGuill, AgriLife Extension Agent, Agriculture
                                                                           Jim Grumman, VCMGA Class Coordinator

Aug. 9       Identify & Understand Insects         Dr. Roy Parker, Ext. Entomologist
                                                                         Corpus Christi

Aug. 16     Vegetables & Herbs                          Dr. Joe Masabni
                                                                          Extension Vegetable Specialist
                                                                         College Station, Texas

Aug. 23     Plant Growth & Development           Dr. Wayne McAlister & wife
                                                                          Cuero TX
Aug. 30     Perennials, Roses, & Bulbs               Dr. William Welch, Professor & Extension Horticulturist
                                                                         College Station, TX
                 Texas Superstars Plants                    Nancy Kramer, Victoria County Master Gardener

Sept. 6      Plant Propagation                             Tom LeRoy, County Ext Agent - Horticulture, Conroe, TX
                 Hands-on Propagation Groups          Roy and Lupe Cook, Victoria County Master Gardeners
                 Individual Trainee Photos                 Video/Pictures Team, Jean Knowles, Don DeBord
Sept.13     Working with Victoria Soils               Dr. Sam Feagley, Extension Soil Environmental Specialist
                 Soil Sample Results                           College Station, TX

Sept. 20    Junior Master Gardener Program       Susan LeBlanc, Barbers Hill ISD, Mont Belvieu, TX
Sept. 27    Home Fruit and Nut Management       Dr. Larry Stein, Professor & Extension Horticulturalist
                                                                            Uvalde, TX

Oct. 4     VEG Management/Maintenance            Victoria County MGs & Interns (Come in work clothes)
               Sun Protection                                      Mrs. Erika Bochat
               Sign Up / VEG Committees                   VEG Committee Chairs
                VEG Tours                                           Edna LaFour, Victoria County Master Gardener

Oct. 11     Composting                                         Roy Cook, Victoria County Master Gardener
                 Rain Water Harvesting                        Paul & Mary Meredith, Victoria County Master Gardeners
                 Turf Grasses                                        Charlie Neumeyer, Victoria County Master Gardener

Oct. 18     Class Tour                                            Class Tour Committee (Jean Knowles, Kathy Baker)

Oct. 25     Integrated Pest Management                Dr. Lizzie Brown, County Extension Agent - Horticulture                                                                                  Travis County, Austin, TX

Nov. 1     Diagnosing & Understanding Plant          Dr. Appel, Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist
              Diseases                                                   Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Nov. 8      Landscape Horticulture, Containers,      Carol Brouwer, Texas Horticulturist ,
               and Xeriscape                                          Houston, TX
                Final Review                                           Jim Grumman

Nov. 15    Final Exam / VCMGA Overview                Victoria County Extension Agent Ag/NR
                Power Point Presentations                        Helen Parks - Victoria County Master Gardener
                Educating the Public/Writing Articles       Charla Borchers Leon, Victoria County Master Gardener

Dec.  11     Graduation & Awards                             2012 MG Trainee class and ALL MG members! 
                  Holiday Celebration and Meeting
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