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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

So who's minding the UWEX/MGV store?

Since Christy Marsden's departure you may have been wondering who will take her place as horticulture educator for the UWEX Master Gardener Program, as well as serve as advisor for the Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association.

Until the state finalizes its changes to the UWEX budget, and subsequently to the levels of staffing, it is unknown whether or not there will be a replacement for Christy.  In the interim we have two very qualified individuals who will work with us as advisors: Ag Educator Nick Baker, and Family Living Educator and co-department head Angie Flickinger.  

Angie Flickinger:

Angie Flickinger
Angela Flickinger joined UW-Extension in 2005 and currently holds the role as Family Living Educator and Department Head in Rock County, WI.  She leads the Wisconsin StrongWomen (evidence-based strength training) program which has over 16,000 participants.  

Her education includes being a Registered Dietitian, having a Masters in Public Health and holding her personal training certificate.  Prior to joining Extension, Angie held a position with the NC WIC Program.  On a personal note she enjoys food, family, faith, fitness and all things furry.

Nick Baker:

Nick grew up on a dairy and crop farm outside of Darien, Wisconsin before obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Education and a Masters in Adult Education with an Agriculture Emphasis.

Nick Baker
Prior to coming to Rock County he spent nine years working at the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center running a grass and forage breeding field research program.

He currently resides in Evansville with his wife and daughter.  When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, gardening and helping on his family farm. He assists producers throughout Rock County, working to strengthen the research completed at the county farm, is active with agriculture producer groups and assists with youth agriculture organizations and trainings.  

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