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Keith C. Hansen

Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Smith CountyHansen
1517 W. Front St., #116, Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-590-2980
FAX: 903-590-2984
Email: khansen@ag.tamu.edu
Web: http://EastTexasGardening.tamu.edu

1980, BS, Horticulture, Texas A&M University

1982, MS, Horticulture, Texas A&M University

1982-86, post grad research, University of California, Davis

Nursery and landscape business - Austin, TX, 1972 - 1977

County Extension Agent - Horticulture, Nueces County (Corpus Christi) 1986-1992

County Extension Agent - Horticulture, Smith County 1992 - present

Smith County Horticulture Program:
Serves the consumer and commercial horticulture industry in Smith County. Programs include annual conferences (East Texas Spring Landscape and Garden Conference, East Texas Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference, East Texas Turfgrass Conference - all 3 occur in February); Junior Master Gardener program, and others during the year. Hansen serves as coordinator for the Smith County Master Gardener Program, which has developed many community programs and projects including the Fall Garden Seminar, Fall Bulb Sale, Northeast Texas Garden Guide & Calendar, the IDEA Demonstration Garden, community gardens, and youth garden projects. Some of his current research projects are evaluating shade-tolerant plants for East Texas, and testing Earth Kind soil management recommendations in sandy soils in conjunction with a National Earth Kind rose trial located at Lindsey Park. He has a regular garden column in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Thursdays.