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Winnebago County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin

Winnebago County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin The mission of the Winnebago County Master Gardener Association is to provide horticulture education, community service and environmental stewardship for our community in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin Extension.  Level I Training will be hosted in Winnebago County from September 2, through November 25, with no […]

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Organizational Development

Susan and I have been meeting regularly with Dave Berard, CNRED Associate Program Area Leader and Organizational Development Specialist, regarding the structure of our MG organization.  Many county educators and Master Gardener Volunteers have approached me with policy and guideline questions that cannot be answered with our current set up.  In order to get answers, […]

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Preparing for Level 1 Training in 2014

As a friendly reminder, county UWEX offices interested in hosting MG training in the fall of 2014 should contact me (Mike) this spring or early summer for an individualized orientation.  These conversations have been useful for me to learn about your program.  Also, it gives me the opportunity to best present developing tools and polices […]

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WIMGA Dues

As we continue to streamline processes and distinguish between WIMGA and the MG Program Office, effective immediately, all WIMGA dues are to be sent directly to: WIMGA Treasurer Byron Hacker N4511 N57 Chilton, WI 53014 WIMGA dues continue to be $5 per person, annually.  Please include a spreadsheet of participants names and addresses (emailed separately […]

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2014 Level 2 Participant List

The registration deadline for the Level 2 training is March 15, 2014.  I will continue to update the roster as additional participants enroll. UWEX staff can see the roster by logging in with your Google+ CES ID: 2014 Level 2 BranchingOut Roster If you are a county hosting participants in your office, please contact wimastergardener@ces.uwex.edu […]

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2014 Level 1 Training

Do you plan to host Level 1 training in your county sometime in 2014? Please email Susan Mahr  the details so we can keep wimastergardener.org up to date with training opportunities across the state! Please include: Dates/times of training Location Registration deadline URL and Phone number for more information Also, you can now order manuals […]

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Civil Rights Reporting: Chart 1

County colleagues are encouraged to complete Chart 1 annually for their Master Gardener programming efforts. The data should reflect all your MGV work, including Level 1 and 2 training, meetings, and the overall association membership. A formula for calculating potential audience was shared in 2012 and is still applicable for 2013. As this is a […]

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

County offices should have received the brochure about the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect.  This may raise questions on how to implement this with your Master Gardener volunteers. The conversation regarding EO54 (PDF) began at the UW-System level and has now migrated to the divisions.  A group of representatives from all of UWEX-CES […]

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Save the Date: Level 2 Training for Spring 2014

If you wish to host statewide level 2 training for the spring 2014, please mark your calendar for 10am to Noon, on Tuesdays for the following dates: March 25 April 1 April 8 April 15 Otherwise, I plan to repeat last year’s model- lectures will be posted online for participants to watch from home.  Q&A […]

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Presentation ANRE 2013: Connecting the WI MGV Program to ANRE Themes

The following information was used at the October 2013, ANRE conference: Open in a new Window The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to assist UW-Extension in community horticultural programs through volunteerism, education and environmental stewardship. Master Gardener Volunteers in Wisconsin contributed 207,324 hours to UW-Extension and their communities in 2012.  The value of their volunteer […]

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