Conferences

Men talking in front of sign for 2013 Master Gardener conference

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2022 Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Conference

Save the date!

The 38th Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Continued Training Conference will be held October 16-19 in Orlando at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South.

This year we gather in person and virtually to bring the horticulture volunteers of UF/IFAS the most up-to-date, relevant, and interesting information that will help them make a difference.

On behalf of the state conference committee and host Osceola County, we are excited to announce the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer state conference.

There will be three tracks of presentations: food systems, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, and topics on troubleshooting garden and landscape problems.

We are bringing back the "funshops" for entertaining, hands-on learning, too!

This conference is an excellent opportunity for education, inspiration, sharing of ideas, meeting old friends, and making new ones. We will also be honoring special Master Gardener Volunteers for their years of service and announcing the Awards of Excellence winners, as well as Legacy Award winners.

Visit the conference website for more information!

Sponsorship Opportunities

This conference would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Increase your organization's brand recognition and exposure to Master Gardener Volunteers by becoming a sponsor today.

Other Conferences

International Master Gardener Conference

The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987. The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardener volunteers 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. The 2023 International Master Gardener Conference will be held June 18-22 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Master Gardener Leadership School

Volunteer program leaders from throughout the state were invited by the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program to learn about leadership techniques, exchange ideas, and become energized through networking. Learn more

District Conferences

The state is divided into four regional districts: Central, Northeast, Northwest, and South Central. These events bring together area Master Gardener volunteers, horticultural professionals, and UF/IFAS faculty and specialists.