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Florida Master Gardener Conference
Each year, Master Gardeners from all parts of Florida converge to network and catch up with the newest happenings in Florida gardening.
Master Gardener volunteers are recognized at the annual state conference for both their years of service and with specific awards. The success of the Master Gardener Program would not be possible without the volunteers' great contributions. We thank each of our volunteers and especially recognize those who go above and beyond in their volunteering capacity.
The classes that you will be attending are advanced Master Gardener topics in the areas of wildlife and invasives, soils and diagnostics, horticulture and gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, and more. There will be great new things to learn and training to brush up on, too.
This year's highly anticipated State Master Gardener Conference took place October 18-21, 2015. In addition to 24 educational sessions, there were exciting keynote speakers including John Moran, one of Florida's best landscape photographers.
The state is divided into four regional districts: Central, Northeast, Northwest, and South Central. These events bring together area Master Gardeners, horticultural professionals, and UF/IFAS faculty and specialists. Learn more.
Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
The Southern Master Gardener region is comprised of thirteen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Every other year these states come together and hold a regional conference to educate Master Gardeners and coordinators on southern specific horticulture information. At the 2014 conference in Louisiana, Texas accepted the bid to host the 2016 Southern Region Master Gardener conference. More information to come.
The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987. The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardeners and State and County coordinators to come together and learn through seminars and tours, celebrate successes through the International Search for Excellence Program, and meet and network with Master Gardener volunteers, faculty and staff from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.
In Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association will host the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017. Visit their website