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With AgMagic only 3 weeks away, the LSU AgCenter is in need of more volunteers to serve as tour guides, table hosts, and the distribution of teacher packets at the event.  Master Gardeners may have a special interest to volunteer for the “Seeds of Service” booth to promote gardening to youth and families.

The 2011 AgMagic will be held at the Parker Coliseum on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge May 2 – 7 and will provide children and adults with a special journey of Louisiana agriculture and economically beneficial commodities they use every day.

To help with AgMagic, contact Mandy Clayton at mclayton@agcenter.lsu.edu or Todd Tarifa at tatarifa@agctr.lsu.eduBoth Mandy and Todd can be reached at the State 4-H Office at 225-578-2196.  

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Here is a good and free opportunity for Master Gardeners wanting to brush up on their gardening knowledge.  The USDA People’s Garden Initiative and eXtension are presenting the Healthy Gardening Training Series, an on-line abbreviated version of the Extension Master Gardener curriculum for capitol area USDA employees. The online sessions are offered via webinar and conducted by researchers from many different universities. There are sessions on general botany, soil fertility, pest prevention and more.

All sessions are free and open to the public. You may register for one or all of the sessions depending on your interests. Sessions from 3/29 to 4/19 are all 60 minutes each, except for the ones on 4/26 and 5/3 which are 30 minutes each. To register for all or selected sessions, visit the following web site:  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/broadcasts/emg/

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