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Master Gardener Program 2016 Fall Registration Open

Master Gardener Program

The NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteer Program is not an ordinary education and service 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?

Course Content

The course will consist of more than 30 topics and include annuals, perennials, trees, fruit production, vegetable production, and turf. You will learn the basics of soils, entomology, plant diseases, fertilizers, and diagnosing plant problems.

Fargo Classroom Training

Many of you like to interact with your instructors in a classroom setting. Classes will originate in Fargo. An active email account, high speed internet access, and good computer skills are a requirement for this class as the assignments and quizzes are accessed online, as well as a chat board for any questions you may think of following class.

Dates: September 9 - December 2, 2016 (10 classes, no class Oct 21, Nov 11, Nov 25)

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

Location: Fargo, ND

Classroom Training outside Fargo

Many of you like to learn in a classroom setting but driving to Fargo is just not possible. Satellite locations across ND will offer the training course in a group setting. These classrooms will be connected live to the Fargo originating classroom by webinar technology. As the quizzes are online an active email account, high speed internet access, and good computer skills are a requirement for this class.

Dates: September 9 - December 9, 2016 (10 classes, no class Oct 21, Nov 11, Nov 25)

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

Locations: Bismarck, Cooperstown, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Langdon, Minot, Rugby, and Valley City

Online Master Gardener Training

For some of you, weekday morning classes conflict with your work schedule. For others, distance from classroom training sites are a problem. Now, 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 to a private online bulletin board and receive quick responses. The online training program dates are the same as the classroom option. An active email account, high speed internet access, and good computer skills are a requirement for this class. Sorry, but dial up internet access will not work.

Participant Levels

Master Gardener Volunteer - Volunteers are required to take ten online quizzes as part of the course curriculum. Following course completion, volunteers have two years to complete 48 hours of volunteer service in conjunction with the local county Extension agent. An active email account and internet access are 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: August 14, 2016, midnight, OR after first 100 registration slots are filled

Please click here to read our participation agreement and to register

For More Information

Contact your local NDSU County Extension office or call 701.231.7971.

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