10 December 2020 – Clint Perkins, Agrilife County Extension Agent and ETCMN sponsor, presented a mock-up check to the Smith County Commissioners today. The check represented over 20,000 volunteer service hours of the Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists programs this year. That is the equivalent of over $500,000 in expenses that the county did not expend due to these folks service. The East Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist was represented by Vickie Betts, Kathy Riffe, Dale Wade, Phil Guthrie, Paul Wick, Wayne Elliot, Tamara Kratzer, Cindi Smith, and Beverly Guthrie.
Congratulations to the Agrilife Masters Program and may it find continued success.