Master Gardener Program Morrill County

The Nebraska Master Gardener Program

The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. It has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to their community. More specifically, they provide education about sustainable horticultural practices. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program. Master Gardener volunteers retain their certification through annual training and volunteering.
Nebraska Master Gardener web page

All Master Gardener Training for spring 2021 will be virtual.


David Lott, Horticulture Educator will serve as host. The cost of the class is $20.00 for established/returning Extension Master Gardeners and $180.00 for individuals who are starting out as Extension Master Gardeners. The higher fee includes a T-Shirt, name badge and the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener manual.

Classes are going to be live on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Central/6 p.m. Mountain Time. Recordings of each class will be posted on YouTube, and emailed out to everyone the next day or so. David will also post a follow up knowledge quiz. Filling these out will count for the state exam for the program. So no big exam at the end!!!!

To register for the 2021 EMG classes, please contact David at dlott2@unl.edu, Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension (308) 532-2683.

2021 Master Gardener Virtual Training
January 19 Orientation/Container/Bale/Raised
January 26 Growing Environments
February 2 Plant Structures (Morphology)
February 9 Introduction to Soils
February 16 Integrated Pest Management
February 23 Plant Diseases
March 2 Horticultural Insects/Trap Cropping
March 9 Planting Combinations
March 16 Wildlife in Landscapes
March 23 Landscape Management
March 30 Vegetable Gardening/Wholesale
April 6 Landscape Design
April 13 Tree Selection and Management
April 20 Diagnosing Landscape Problems
April 27 Pollinating/Beneficial Insects & Plants
Summer Break
October 5 Responding to the Growing Season
October 12 Success with Popular Houseplants
October 19 Beginning Closed System Hydroponics
October 26 Horticulture and Crops Judging for Fair

2021 State Master Gardener course "All About Trees". Register for these course dates at go.unl.edu/2021cctrees.