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Larry A. Sagers
Larry Sagers, the garden columnist for the Deseret News, has published a weekly column since 1989. State, regional and national organizations have recognized and awarded his writing, speaking and photography expertise. His horticulture career with Utah State University Extension has spanned 31 years. His is USUís Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. He has taught gardening classes, and conducted garden programs and garden tours in 44 states, three provinces and eight countries. He graduated with an agronomy and horticulture degree from Brigham Young University and a Masterís Degree in plant science from Utah State University. He has co-hosted the KSL Greenhouse Show each Saturday for the past 28 years. This is the most popular weekend radio program between Denver and the West Coast. He grew up working on the family farm and ranch in Tooele County. He credits his mother and grandmothers for instilling a love of gardening in him. He enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with his wife, Diane, their six children and their spouses and their 21 grandchildren.
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