NDSU Extension Service - Ward County


Ward County Extension Service

County Courthouse | Room 101

315 3rd St SE

PO Box 5005

Minot, ND 58702-5005


Office Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 701.857.6444


Fax: 701.857.6454

Email: NDSU.Ward.Extension@ndsu.edu

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ND Master Gardener Program 2014

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The NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program is not an ordinary education program. An ordinary class would teach you the basics of horticulture. The Master Gardener program goes beyond ordinary and invests in creating leaders to serve the needs of their communities. Master Gardeners become ambassadors to assist the Extension Service in providing accurate and environmentally sustainable horticultural advice. Are you ready to be extraordinary?

New Online Master Gardener Training!

For many of you, weekday morning classes conflict with your work schedules. Long distances from classroom training sites are a problem for others. We heard your voices loud and clear! We are now offering online Master Gardener training. You can watch online lectures when it is convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. All assignments and quizzes will be available online. If you have questions, you can post them on online bulletin boards and receive quick responses. The online training program will run from September 19 through November 21. An active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are a requirement for this class. Sorry, but dial up internet access will not work.


Classroom Training

Many of you like to learn in a classroom setting.  Classroom training will be conducted in convenient locations around the state through the Interactive Video Network (IVN). As the quizzes are online, an active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are required for this class.

Dates: September 19 - November 21, 2014

Time: Every Friday at 8:30am - 12:30pm (Central Time)

Locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Forman, Grand Forks, Minot, Napolean, Ruby, WIlliston



Prerecorded Classroom Gathering

Many of you like to learn in a classroom setting but need more flexibility in meeting times. New this year, Devils Lake plans to offer the training course as a prerecorded lecture in a group seeing. As the quizzes are online, an active email account, internet access, and good computer skills are required for this class.

Dates: Roughly September 19 - November 21, 2014

Times: To be announced soon!

Locations: Devils Lake

Participant Levels

Master Gardener Volunteer - Volunteers are required to take ten online quizzes as well as complete 48 hours of volunteer service for their local county extension agent within two years of completing the class.  Access to and an understanding of the use of a computer and internet is required.

Pro-Hort (Non-Volunteer) - Non-Volunteer status is simply for informational purposes and to fulfill self-interests.  No  volunteer hours are required.  Pro-Hort students must complete ten online quizzes in order to receive a Pro-Hort certificate.  Pro-Hort students may not represent themselves as NDSU Master Gardeners.


To Register

Registration fee: $150 for Volunteers; $400 for Non-Volunteers

Registration deadline: September 7, 2014

Please click this link to register

Please click here to fill out the mandatory application form. The form can be completed online but cannot be saved. If you would like a copy, print one for yourself and mail a signed, dated copy to:

NDSU Extension Master Gardener

Shannon Ueker

NDSU Department 7170

PO Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108


Current Master Gardeners

Marlys Albright
Lana Amsbaugh
Barbara Fix
Bette Ferguson
Renee Fransen
Mary Geyer
Kelly Hendershot
Kathy Holte
Terri Hoskin
Kathleen Jacobson
Deb Johnson
Pat Kuhn
Lynda Langseth
Sharon Lehman
Lesly Pearce
Pamela Pederson
Melissa Petersen
Kim Peterson
Janet Rhoads
Michael Ruelle
Michelle Saari
Richard Sabol
Mark Schumaker
Joyce Solberg
Mary Swafford
Kathryn Torkelson
Deb Wilson

For More Information

Contact NDSU Extension Agent, Paige Brummund or call (701) 857-6444.

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