The Harvey County Master Gardeners will sponsor a tomato-tasting table at the Harvey County Fair on Sunday.

Sample different tomato varieties and give us your opinion.

This event will begin at 2 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Harvey County Fair.

Youth horticulture

judging contest

On Monday, youth are invited to compete in a youth horticulture-judging contest at the Harvey County Fair.

The event will test knowledge of fruit, flower, vegetable, tree and shrub knowledge, as well as quality judging.

In quality judging, youth select the best specimens for display.

The event will be at 10:30 a.m. in the 4-H Building at First and Grandview streets in Newton.



Enrollment is under way for the 2009 Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Harvey County.

Master Gardener trainees are provided education in horticulture areas, such as landscaping, vegetable and flower gardening, trees and shrubs, fruit production and many other topics.

In exchange, master gardeners return volunteer time back to Extension horticulture programs.

If you are interested, call 284-6930.

Scott Eckert is Harvey County Extension agent, horticulture.