Know how. Know now.EMG History Program began by a group of Extensions Staff in Washington State Staff overwhelmed by horticulture requests from public EMG concept was born -- 1972
Know how. Know now.EMG Name From the German word „Gartenmeister‟ This beam anglicized to „Master Gardener‟ Gartenmeister is a title Germans bestow for the top level of proficiency in horticulture
Know how. Know now.EMG‟s today EMG‟s represent all 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces In a 2009 survey by USDA/NIFA there were 95,000 active EMG‟s Providing 5,000,000 volunteer service hours
Know how. Know now.University of Nebraska-LincolnExtensionMission: to help Nebraskan enhance their lives throughresearch-based education
Know how. Know now.UNL Extension Master GardenersMission: to extend the outreach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by providing volunteers with research-basedhorticulture education, which prepares them to share theirknowledge with citizens of the State.
Know how. Know now.UNL EMG‟s are representatives of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Know how. Know now.Master Gardener“The „Master‟ in Master Gardener doesn‟t mean you knoweverything about gardening, it just means you volunteer yourtime helping others grow.” - Mary McLellan, former MSU State MG Coordinator
Know how. Know now.UNL EMG Training siteAdams County - Ron Seymour Gage County - Nicole HaxtonBuffalo County - Ted Griess Hall County - Elizabeth KillingerChase County - Robert Tigner Keith/Arthur/Perkins Counties - Doug AndersonCheyenne, Kimball, Banner Counties - Karen DeBoer Lancaster County - Mary Jane FroggeDawes County - Scott Cotton Lincoln, McPherson Counties - David LottDawson County - Bruce Treffer Madison County - Wayne OhnesorgDodge County - Natalia Bjorklund Nemaha County - Gary LesoingDouglas County - Kathleen Cue & Mary Anna Anderson
Know how. Know now.Otoe County - Vaughn HammondPhelps County - Linda DannehlPlatte County - Kelly FeehanRed Willow County - Brain StrauchScotts Bluff County - Jim SchildWashington County - Steve TonnYork County - Gary ZoubekUNL East Campus Program – Terri James
Know how. Know now.Education Initial year Minimum 40 hours of training Core classes (18 hours) Plant classes (15 hours) Electives (7 hours)
Know how. Know now.Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture andNatural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincolncooperating with the Counties and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educationalprograms abide with the nondiscrimination policies of theUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.