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.
- Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties
- 8015 West Center Road 68124
- Entire Course: $320 which includes the price of the handbook. Additional employees from the same company are $300.
- Per-session: $40 one-day session. $20 per half-day session (please indicate morning or afternoon). This price does not include the handbook.
2021 ProHort Education Schedule
|Date | Time||Topic||Instructor|
|Feb. 12 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Turfgrass Management||John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 12 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Lawn & Landscape Weeds||Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 19 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Ento/IPM||Dr. Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 19 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Vertebrate Pest||Dennis Ferraro, Nebraska Extension Educator & Professor of Practice|
|Feb. 26 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Horticulture Insects||Mary Jane Frogge, Nebraska Extension Associate - Lancaster Co.|
|Feb. 26 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Introduction to Soils||Dr. Rebecca Young, Assistant Professor of Practice UNL|
|Mar. 05 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.||Tree Basics||Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Mar. 05 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Pests & Problems of Trees||Laurie Stepanek & David Olson, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Mar. 12 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Introduction to Landscape Design||Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Educator - Dodge Co.|
|Mar. 12 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Landscape Solutions and Sustainability||Steve Rodie, Professor Emeritus, Biology & Environmental Studies UNO|
|Mar. 19 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Basic Botany||Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator - Lancaster Co.|
|Mar. 19 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Introduction to Vegetable Gardening||John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 26 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Plant Pathology||Kyle Broderick, Plant & Pest Diagnostic Extension Educator|
|Apr. 02||Make-up Date||Make-up day for classes cancelled|
|Jun. 11 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Plant Diagnostic Clinic||We would like to have this face to face but it will depend on current county heath measures.|
Topics are subject to change. Snow Policy: Check your email day of class or call 402-444-7804, after 8 a.m. Classes are unlikely to be cancelled.