Backyard Farmer panelists coming to Kearney |

Backyard Farmer panelists coming to Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – Backyard farmer panelists will highlight the gardening seminars at the Kearney Lawn and Garden Show March 27 and 28, 2009, at the Buffalo County Extension Office, said Ted Griess, Buffalo County Extension Educator.

Panelists Rock Gaussoin, turfgrass specialist, Fred Baxendale, horticultural entomologist, Kim Todd, show host and horticulturist and Amy Ziems, plant pathologist will share their experience and answer questions from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., March 27, Griess said.

The NRG Radio-sponsored Lawn and Garden Show begins at 1:30 a.m. Friday and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Griess said.

Friday sessions include:

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1:30 p.m. Scott’s Four-Step System

3:00 p.m. Turf Management

6:00 p.m. Backyard Farmer panelists

Saturday sessions will include some single and some concurrent sessions.

10:30 a.m. Container Gardening – Containers that WOW

1:00 p.m. Great Plants for 2009 – New and Forgotten and Voles versus Moles – Preventing their Holes

2:00 p.m. Container Gardening – Containers that WOW

3:00 p.m. Voles Versus Moles, Preventing their Holes and Great Plants for 2009 – New and Forgotten

Anyone in Kearney and surrounding counties is invited to attend, Griess said.

“People can come and go; they can visit the lawn show, they come to the seminar, they can go back to the lawn show, they can go home and garden and come back,” Griess said.

People can set aside their garden shovels for a day and learn the newest tips for making their gardens grow.

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