For all Speakers, PHA and AAMG anyone answering questions
If you answer questions from the public or make public presentations, you are encouraged to attend.
2014 Responding to Horticulture Inquiries Training
Members of the UW-Extension Horticulture Team will be hosting the annual professional development “Responding to Horticulture Inquiries” on May 1 in cooperation with Dane County UW-Extension, on May 22 in cooperation with Brown County UW-Extension and on May 28 in cooperation with Eau Claire County UW-Extension. The program objectives are to:
Acquaint UW-Extension agents, educators, office staff and Master Gardener Volunteers with information on UW-Extension diagnostic services, written and web-based horticulture resources, and UW-Extension personnel who can assist in answering horticulture-related questions.
For Dane County: May 1, 2014, 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Dane County Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison, WI 53718
Teaching Garden Plant Sale
Sunday May 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
at the Extension Office
Executive Order #54, signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on Dec. 19, 2011 requires that UW-Extension employees report child abuse or neglect. This includes master gardener volunteers. MGVs will need to take this training in order to keep certification and volunteer as master gardeners, whether you work regularly with children or not. There is an online training that takes about an hour that is available at: http://wcwpds.wisc.edu/mandatedreporter/. If you don’t have internet access, you can make an appointment to use a computer here at the office or at your local library. If you want to schedule as a group, we can also do in the office. Upon completion, print the certificate and send it to the office. We will be contacting you if we do not receive the certificate by February 28 deadline.
For full information about this requirement there is more info at: http://www.uwrf.edu/HumanResources/upload/Executive-Order-FAQ.pdf.
Please be sure to mail your Child Abuse Reporting Training certificate to the Extension office at 5201 Fen Oak Ct., Madison, WI 53718 and not to the MAMGA P.O. Box.
MAMGA and WIMGA memberships can be renewed now for 2014 and 2015 (renewal forms were mailed to all 2013 MAMGA members in October, or can be downloaded here). Members who renew for both years at the same time get a discount on their MAMGA dues--only $25.00 to renew for both years (instead of $30.00 if renewing separately). There is no discount for renewing WIMGA membership for both years, but there's nothing like planning ahead! The MAMGA membership database will track membership expiration dates, so that members will receive future membership renewal information at the appropriate time in advance of their membership expirations. Membership renewal checks should be made out to MAMGA and sent to MAMGA, P.O. Box 259318, Madison, WI 53525-9318. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org