Year: 
2018
Project Leader: 
Ashley Osborne
Department/Program: 
4-H State Office
Funding Received: 
$700

Junior Master Gardener (JMG) is an international youth gardening program developed by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. The curriculum includes hands-on, interdisciplinary activities that foster leadership development, responsibility, and community involvement. The JMG curriculum is identified as a Kentucky 4-H core curriculum resource approved for use by Kentucky 4-H Agents. The first train-the-trainer JMG in-service is planned for Fall 2017 for county Extension teams. Five county teams, consisting of the 4-H, FCS, Horticulture, and/or Agriculture and Natural Resource agents, have been identified as pilot groups to attend the training and pilot the curriculum in their counties. After piloting the program, county teams will be asked to evaluate the curriculum, and assist with future in-services offered to all Kentucky Extension agents. Funding is being requested to purchase curricula for each of the five county teams, and for meal-related expenses at the in-service training.