Douglas County Extension has a new director as of January 1st. Marlin Bates, current Horticulture agent in the county has been named to that post.
The Douglas County Extension Director serves as the administrative leader of the county’s extension programs and staff. The Director is administratively responsible to the K-State Research and Extension Assistant Director for Field Operations and the County Extension Board. In addition to County Agents, Douglas County Extension programs are supported by program coordinators and assistants, a dedicated staff of office professionals, and numerous program volunteers. Educational efforts are guided by volunteers that serve on one-of-four Program Development Committees (PDC). The PDC collectively constitutes the County Extension Council.
Bates has worked with the Master Gardeners since coming to Douglas County. I have truly enjoyed working with him and he has done a great job working with the EMGs. Congratulations!