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.


2018 ProHort Schedule

Date | Time Topic Instructor
Feb 2: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Selection and Maintenance of Fruit Trees Vaughn Hammond, Kimmel Orchard Operations and Education Team Leader
Feb. 2: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Introduction to Soils Molly Hadan, Metro Community College Horticulture Adjunct Instructor
Feb. 9: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wildlife: If you build it, they will come Soni Cochran, Nebraska Extension Associate - Lancaster Co.
Feb. 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Basic Botany Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator - Lancaster Co.
Feb. 16: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Turf Grass Management John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Feb. 16: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lawn and Landscape Weed Management Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Feb. 23: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bug Bootcamp Jonathan Larson & Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Educators
Feb. 23: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bug Bootcamp Jonathan Larson & Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Educators
Mar. 2: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tree Basics Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service
Mar. 2: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pests & Problems of Trees Laurie Stepanek, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service
Mar. 9: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Introduction to Landscape Design Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Landscape Solutions and Sustainability Steve Rodie, Professor and Director of UNO Center for Urban Sustainability
Mar. 16: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Home Fruit & Vegetables John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
Mar. 16: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. GAP Training Connie Fisk, PSA Northwest Regional Extension Associate
*Mar. 23: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pest Management Approaches Larry Schulze, Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture
*Mar. 23: 1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pest Management Approaches Larry Schulze, Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture
*Mar. 23: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Composting Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.
*Potluck Snack Day
Mar. 30 SNOW DATE Make-up day for classes cancelled due to snow
Jun. 15: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Plant Diagnostic Clinic Nebraska Extension Staff

Topics are subject to change. Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own coffee cup. March 23th 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.