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President - GPC

The Master Gardener Award is one of the hardest awards to win. In order to qualify a grower must enter at least 5 different categories at the GPC weigh-offs.

There were 45 growers who qualified for the Master Gardener award in 2019. The qualifying growers are separated out and rank against each other for each category. Points are awarded based on the number of qualifying growers (45). First place in each category received 45 points, second place 44 points and so on down the list. The points are then totaled to determine the Master Gardener for the year.

We are happy to announce the 2019 Master Gardener of the year is > Joe Jutras.

Joe had an outstanding year. Joe had the highest score in three categories, Squash, Giant pumpkins and Bushel Gourds. He placed 2nd in the master gardener scoring in Long Gourds and 9th place in Watermelons for a total score of 216 points.

Want to know who was the Master Gardener for 2017 or 2018 or where you fell in the qualifying?

This information and more can be found on the GPC web site under Jack's stats.


Congratulations go out to Joe Jutras, our Master Gardener for 2019.

11/24/2019 8:04:36 PM


Peosta, Iowa

Congrats Joe!

11/24/2019 8:10:32 PM


President - GPC

I would also to Thank Jack LaRue for his dedication and hard work compiling all of our grower's statistics for oue growing season. Few folks know Jack is up late at night, night after night, crunching numbers away......Jack is a true GPC Hall of Fame Champion!

Check out ALL 0f our Growers statistics.... in the Jack's Stats pages on your GPC website.

Please join me on behalf of the Committee...and our growers, to Thank Jack, for his hard work on behalf of our growers. Job Well Done Jack, Thank You.

11/24/2019 8:29:43 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

Congratulations Joe.

11/24/2019 10:01:21 PM

G. Kins

Pirates of the Pacific

Well deserved recognition... Congrats all.

11/24/2019 11:28:21 PM


Bloomfield, Iowa

Congratulations Joe!

11/24/2019 11:59:00 PM


Johnston, R.I.

Congrats Joe..

11/25/2019 1:32:04 AM


Berks County, Pennsylvania

Great job Joe. it was nice to meet you in Topsfield this summer.

11/25/2019 3:40:34 AM


Thank you Mr. LaRue for all the work you are doing. Much appreciated.

Congratulations to Mr. Jutras on his fine season.

11/25/2019 4:44:20 AM



congrats jj !

11/25/2019 5:27:46 AM


Flat Rock, Michigan

Way to go Joe !

11/25/2019 6:05:21 AM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Nice Job Joe!!

11/25/2019 7:38:20 AM


Central Illinois

Congratulations Joe

11/25/2019 7:41:56 AM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

Great work Jack. Congrats Joe.

11/25/2019 7:56:23 AM

Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

Congrats Joe!

11/25/2019 8:37:38 AM


Merrimack NH

Amazing Joe. What haven't you accomplished in this hobby?
Well done!

11/25/2019 9:13:13 AM

don young

congrats joe

11/25/2019 12:05:47 PM



Congrats joe-three world records and now grower of the year:)

11/25/2019 1:45:44 PM

Ned (team slammer)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Congrats Joe!! It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Weil done.

11/25/2019 2:26:04 PM



Jack LaRue is an amazing guy. Salt of the earth.

11/25/2019 3:05:13 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Top notch growing!!...huge congrats!!

11/25/2019 3:25:55 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Congratulations, Joe! Thank you for your hard work, Jack!

Also, congratulations to Reed for making the list in his first year! Nice work!

11/25/2019 3:37:59 PM

pumpkin carver

Griffith, In

Congrats Joe!!!

11/25/2019 3:54:47 PM



Congrats Joe

11/25/2019 4:03:09 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

That is a great accomplishment Joe!

11/25/2019 4:57:16 PM

Nana Rea

Massillon, Ohio

Congratulations Joe!

11/25/2019 6:03:25 PM

John H

Dundee Michigan

Congratulations Joe!

11/25/2019 7:22:14 PM

Chris L


Congratulations Joe! absolutely amazing accomplishment.

11/25/2019 7:55:21 PM

Fred Ansems

Steam Mill

congrats Joe well done

11/25/2019 8:04:31 PM


Gays Mills, Wisconsin


11/25/2019 8:51:54 PM


Sharon, MA

Congrats Joe. Great accomplishment!!

11/25/2019 9:37:17 PM




11/25/2019 11:49:58 PM


no.scituate R I

Thanks everyone for the congratulations!
A big thanks to Ken and all the members of the GPC who volunteer their time for the betterment of our growing community.
Thank you, Joe Jutras

11/26/2019 7:09:54 AM



Congrats Joe!

11/26/2019 7:38:45 PM

SteveM in CT


Congratulations Joe. This was well earned and very much deserved.

11/26/2019 9:44:23 PM


Slovenia, Europe

Bravo Joe.

11/27/2019 12:49:32 AM


3430 Tulln/Austria/Europe

Congratulation Joe!!!

11/27/2019 3:18:26 AM


Marshfield, Ma, USA

Congrats Joe.

11/27/2019 5:11:01 AM


Boscawen, NH

Congrats!! Your consistency year after year is amazing and inspiring.

11/27/2019 10:04:33 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Congratulations Joe. Well done.

11/30/2019 9:23:22 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

I entered six gpc categories at two separate gpc events but I don’t t see my stats listed in the master gardener list. Am I missing something here?

11/30/2019 9:25:48 AM


Tenino, WA.

Hi Jay I reviewed my work sheets and found that you entered both the PGPGA and the Ohio Valley giant pumpkin growers events. I have 8 entries under Jay Yohe and 1 under Joseph Yohe. Is Joseph a family member or data entry issue? Because of the difference in names I missed one of your entries. I will get the information updated and posted soon. Thank you for checking out the results.


11/30/2019 4:11:28 PM


Tenino, WA.

Hi Jay I will have to wait until I hear back from you about the two different names. It will make a big difference for your final point total. I noted the difference in names but did not have your contact information. I dropped the ball on this one.

11/30/2019 4:19:33 PM


Edgar, WI

I also didnt see my name on the master gardner list i went to 5 different weigh offs this year and had 5 different categories

11/30/2019 5:03:17 PM


Tenino, WA.

I do not have any entries under Edgar what is your last name?

11/30/2019 7:43:23 PM


Edgar, WI


11/30/2019 7:50:17 PM


Tenino, WA.

Edgar I went through over 2500 entries 3 times and could not find any entries under Edgar. Will you list the sites you entered the categories you entered and the weight or length of your entries please.

11/30/2019 8:02:02 PM


Tenino, WA.

Thank you I will check again

11/30/2019 8:02:30 PM


Tenino, WA.

Hi Edgar I cannot find any entries under Edgar, Paul or Paul, Edgar. Please list the sites, categories and weight of your entries so I can find them and get your name listed.

11/30/2019 8:11:59 PM


Edgar, WI

My name is michael paul from edgar wisconsin 1437 pound pumpkin 1201 pound squash 156 pound field pumpkin 20 pound bushel gourd and a 1.76 pound tomato

11/30/2019 8:25:05 PM


Tenino, WA.

Thank you Michael I will get your name and points listed. I will have to redo the Master Gardener scores for all who qualified.

Jay I will get your points listed as well however I will not include the Bushel Gourd with Joseph Yohe name on it. Again is this a data entry error? Is the bushel gourd yours or Joseph's?

11/30/2019 10:46:23 PM


Tenino, WA.

Michael your points are listed

Thank you for reviewing and catching my error

12/1/2019 12:09:21 AM

Jay Yohe

Pittsburgh, PA

Yes Joseph Yohe and Jay Yohe are the same person. Not sure how it gets listed like that. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for updating the stats.

12/1/2019 12:28:01 AM


Tenino, WA.

Hi Jay thanks for getting back to me. I will get your bushel gourd added.

12/1/2019 2:43:15 AM


Tenino, WA.

Hi Jay the qualifiers have been updated. I have a hard time with the data entry errors. Because of that I know I miss entries along the way. In many cases I just make mistakes. I appreciate everyone looking over the results who help me find the mistakes. Thank you Jack

12/1/2019 3:26:38 AM

Joe P.

Leicester, NY

Well done Joe, congrat's!!

12/3/2019 3:31:58 PM

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