ProHort Education Program

ProHort Education Program

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ProHort Education is available to garden center employees, green industry professionals and anyone wanting to obtain in-depth information on landscaping, garden maintenance, and lawn care. A participant who attends all classes and passes a proficiency test will receive a certificate of completion of ProHort Education which can be displayed in their place of business.

Where:

  • Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties
  • 8015 West Center Road 68124

Cost:

  • Entire Course: $440 which includes the price of the handbook. Additional employees from the same company are $385.
  • Per-session: $60 one-day session. $30 per half-day session (please indicate morning or afternoon). This price does not include the handbook.


2017 ProHort Schedule

Date | Time Topic Instructor
Feb 3: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Basic Botany Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator- Lancaster County
Feb. 3: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Introduction to Soils Timothy Mundorf, Field Representative - Midwest Laboratories Inc.
Feb. 10: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bug Bootcamp Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Feb. 10: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pollinators & Plants That Support Them Natalia Bjorklund, Nebraska Extension Educator - Dodge Co.
Feb. 17: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Canceled) Lawn and Landscape Weed Management Mary Anna Anderson, Extension Horticulturist Retired - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Feb. 17: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Canceled) Shrubs Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Program Coordinator
Feb. 24: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tree Basics Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service
Feb. 24: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pests & Problems of Trees Laurie Stepanek, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service
Mar. 3: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Introduction to Landscape Design Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 3: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Landscape Solutions and Sustainability Steve Rodie, Professor and Director of UNO Center for Urban Sustainability
Mar. 10: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Turf Grass Management I John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 10: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Turf Grass Management II John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 17: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wildlife: If you build it, they will come Soni Cochran, Extension Associate - Lancaster Co.
Mar. 17: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Plant Propagation Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 24: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pest Management Approaches Larry Schulze, Nebraska Extension Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture
Mar. 24: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Pest Management Approaches Larry Schulze, Nebraska Extension Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture
Mar. 24: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Potluck Snack Day
Mar. 31: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tree Basics Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service
Mar. 31: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pests & Problems of Trees Laurie Stepanek, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service
Jun. 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Plant Diagnostic Clinic Nebraska Extension Team in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

Topics are subject to change. Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own coffee cup. March 24th is Potluck Snack Day—you may bring a snack to share. Classes will be cancelled only in the event of a severe weather event, such as several inches of snow. Call (402) 444-7894 after 7:30 a.m. for a recording or call the switchboard at (402) 444-7804 after 8 a.m. Classes are unlikely to be cancelled for 1 to 2 inches of snow.