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    • Know how. Know now. The 4 W‟s answered …The Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program
    • Know how. Know now.
    • 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.
    • Know how. Know now.EMG‟s in UNL
    • 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.Core classes Morphology & plant functions  Disease diagnostics The growing environment  Weed basics Soils & fertilizers  IPM & pesticide safety Insect diagnostics  Volunteerism
    • Know how. Know now.Plant classes Tree selection & management  Vegetable selection & management Turfgrass selection & management  Herbaceous plant selection & management Shrub selection & management  Small tree & fruit tree selection & Vine & ground cover selection & management management
    • Know how. Know now.Electives Composting  Herbs Plant identification  Irrigation design Landscape design  Plant propagation Container gardening  Native plants Wildlife management  Household pests Plant pollination  Beekeeping
    • Know how. Know now.Classes
    • Know how. Know now.Classes
    • Know how. Know now.After the initial education … 1st year – minimum 40 hours of volunteer time by November 1 2nd + years – minimum 10 hours of continuing education and 20 hours of volunteer time
    • Know how. Know now.Volunteer time Horticultural projects that educate others  Answering phone at Count offices  „Ask-a-Master Gardener‟ booths at events  Demonstration gardens  Backyard Farmer  Public gardens
    • Know how. Know now.Volunteering
    • Know how. Know now.Volunteering
    • Know how. Know now.Education hours Variety of outlets to receive continuing education  Extension and UNL programs  Nursery seminars  Backyard Farmer  On-line modules
    • Know how. Know now.Share ideas … National EMG blog  http://blogs.extension.org/mastergardener/ National Facebook and twitter feeds  http://www.facebook.com/extensionmastergardener  @eXEMG
    • Know how. Know now.Share ideas … State EMG Facebook feed  http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaMasterGardeners Local  www.wiggio.com
    • Know how. Know now.Other information … Backyard Farmer  http://www.facebook.com/backyardfarmernebraska  @byfunl  http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/backyard- farmer/id378956915#ls=1  http://www.youtube.com/user/bucslim/videos
    • Know how. Know now.More information … www.mastergardener.unl.edu www.turf.unl.edu www.environment.unl.edu www.extension.unl.edu www.ianrpubs.unl.edu
    • Know how. Know now.
    • 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.