Plants and Flowers
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: $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.