Shawn Banks, writer for Triangle Gardener, has won first place in the feature story category in a national communications competition held in 2011 by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.
Shawn, who is the horticulture extension agent for Johnston County, NC, wrote the story, “Vegetable Gardening: Getting Started,” for the March/April issue of Triangle Gardener. In order to qualify for the national award, Shawn’s story was first judged best feature in North Carolina, then best feature in the Southern region. He then competed against regional winners from across the country and was selected the national winner for his story.
You can read the story here.