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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Congratulations to the 2023 graduates!

So very proud and happy to announce our newest Master Gardeners. Congratulations on this achievement and we support you going forward in your development as Master Gardeners.
  • Andi Lipman
  • Alfonso Lopez
  • Peggy Fleming
  • Missy Johansen
  • Danette Hester
  • Eski Lappe
  • Klaire Madden
  • Angie Bishop
  • Alec Rowen 
  • Wendy May 
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Paula Schnoor
  • Julie Triplet
  • Barbara Kazma
  • Liz Miller
  • Mark Lund
  • Ryan Olive
  • Christie Martin
  • Kei Burke
  • Ellen Ciarimboli
  • Kara Rainey
  • Annie Pool
  • Janet Doty
  • Paula Farrell
  • Elanor Hart




Milestone Trailblaizers

Each year the Master Gardener Program recognizes those who have made significant contributions by meeting the following hour milestones. Congratulations to all of you who have so generously shared your time and resources. You are greatly appreciated!

100 Hours

  • Molly Bonnstetter
  • Pat Barry
  • Heidi Sleister
  • Larissa Wilson
  • Michelle Cramblit
  • Chris Cyran
  • Anthony Davis
  • Barbara Day
  • Dave Dickenson
  • Andie Dominick
  • Megan Drake
  • Tamara Pool
  • Dan Hagan
  • Amy Freidhof
  • Jill Henson
  • Roger Lay
  • April Ziskovsky
  • Kurt Rueckel
  • James Meisch
  • Andie Dominick
  • Susan Pegg
  • Donna Larson
  • Dana Vander Werff
  • Michael Luepke
  • Brandon Ruschill
  • Candy Reed
  • Lindsay Lieonetti
  • Joann Muldoon
  • Ruth Seneff


500 Hours

  • Barbara Appleby
  • Neil Barrick
  • Randy Campbell
  • Valerie Edison
  • Dodie Harger
  • Barbara Wright 
  • Christine Page
  • Annette Kendall

1000 Hours

  • Nancy Eichmann
  • Kathleen De Carlo
  • Mary Rolfes
  • Paul Satre
  • Mary Smith

2000 Hours

  • Michael Boes

10 Years of Service - WOW you are awesome!

  • Chris Cyran
  • Dave Dickenson
  • Nancy Milton
  • Jeanette Hario
  • Linda Koester
  • Theresa Lewis
  • Lurae Zavalla
  • Doreen Chamberlin

NEW LIFETIME MG in 2022!

Master Gardeners earn status as Lifetime MG's if they have both completed both1500 hours of volunteer work and 7 years or more of active status.

Congratulations to: 

  • Kent Freise
  • Judy Goshorn



 LIFETIME MG 

NEW LIFETIME MG in 2022!

Let's also recognize the many Lifetime Active Master Gardeners who have contributed so much!

  • Michael Boes
  • Rosie Surber
  • Christine Barker
  • Sharon Schoonover
  • Robert Shaw
  • Cheree Tilton
  • Eileen Robb
  • Jen Firzlaff
  • Patricia Reeves
  • Carolyn Magnani
  • Gladys Hertzberg
  • Mary Howell- Williams
  • Mary Lou Woods
  • Jean Sustek
  • Jerry Ferrell
  • Cheryl Fridl
  • Marlene Olson
  • Gary Olson
  • Jean Koch
  • Cathie law
  • Sandie Sydnes
  • Jean Roe
  • Ruth O'connor
  • Stefanie McAdam
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Charlene Butz
  • Leanna Culver
  • Patrick Schmitt
  • Ruth Doxon
  • Dean Brand
  • Bob Helvey
  • Alda Helvey
  • Margaret Spikes
  • Paula Winslow
  • Sandie Hamilton
  • Isabella Hurless Banks

Thank you all for your amazing commitment  and generous work to our Polk County community. 

**This year's awards and milestone recognition is dedicated to the memory of Lifetime Master Gardener, Nancy Bodine. A memorial in Nancy's memory is being installed at the Discovery Garden.


Contact Us
Office: 515-957-5768
polkmg@iastate.edu

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County:
1625 Adventureland Dr.
Suite A | Altoona, IA 50009

extension.iastate.edu/polk/

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.  


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