The National Association of County Agricultural Agents presented communications awards to eight professionals with North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
Shawn Banks, an agriculture agent in Johnston County, won first place in the feature story category for “Vegetable Gardening: Getting Started,” which ran in the March/April issue of The Triangle Gardener magazine.
A team of agents in the Successful Gardener program won the fact sheet category with “Showstopper Plants,” used in educational exhibits during winter home and garden shows in Raleigh and Charlotte. Team members are John Vining, Cyndi Lauderdale, Danny Lauderdale, Donna Teasley, Jan McGuinn, Mark Blevins and Michelle Wallace.
National winners will be recognized at the NACAA annual meeting in August in Overland Park, Kansas.