Randy Seagraves is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist and Curriculum Director for the International Junior Master Gardener program. JMG® currently operates in all 50 states and has expanded internationally through collaborative partnerships with the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, JMG® Korea and National Guard projects. A former 3rd grade teacher in College Station ISD, Randy is the lead author of 8 JMG® curriculum guides, including the new Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! curriculum and guest lectures for the socio-horticulture, Cultivating Global Leaders and education courses at Texas A&M. He also has been a guest speaker for the “Weekend Gardener” television segment for the local CBS affiliate in College Station, TX and regularly speaks at regional, state, and national conferences across the country. He and his wife, Tami, have three children in 4th, 9th and 12th grades.
Caren Walton is a program specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in the International Junior Master Gardener (JMG®) program. As a Program Specialist, Caren provides program coordination, educational planning and development, and implementation of JMG® curricula. She offers oversight and leads the planning of conferences, events, meetings, training programs for schools and volunteers, and marketing activities related to the programmatic and educational activities of the JMG® program. As a former school educator and administrator, Caren’s strengths are evidenced in her leadership skills and successful guidance of county agents, schools and district administrative teams related to overall curricula program implementation as it relates to goals and objectives of both Extension and school systems. Caren graduated from Texas A&M University ’90 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and earned a Masters of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2003.