Training Sites


If your county is not listed below, please contact your local UNL Extension office for information regarding the closest training location. Note: Training may not occur every year in each county.
Adams County - Ron Seymour Lincoln, McPherson Counties - David Lott
Buffalo County - Ted Griess Madison County - Wayne Ohnesorg
Cheyenne, Kimball, Banner Counties - Karen DeBoer Nemaha County - Gary Lesoing
Dodge County - Natalia Bjorklund Platte County - Kelly Feehan
Douglas County - Kathleen Cue Scotts Bluff County - Jim Schild
Gage County - Nicole Stoner Washington County - Steve Tonn
Hall County - Elizabeth Killinger York County - Sarah Browning
Lancaster County - Mary Jane Frogge UNL East Campus Program - Terri James


Local Conditions

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Dry conditions persist in Nebraska.  Stay informed on current conditions, and public water utilities restricting water use. Visit UNL Drought Resources.


2016 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Connections Training Series

University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension is offering several lawn and garden programs this spring that are open to the public and part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Master Gardener training program.

  •  February 2Selection and Care of Evergreen Trees and Shrubs – Evergreens are an important feature of Nebraska landscapes. Learn how to correctly select, plant, and care for evergreens to help them thrive in the landscape. - Presented by Todd Faller, Faller Nursery and Landscaping
  •  February 9 – Putting Perennials to Work – Help maximize your landscape by choosing the right plant for the right location. Which plants work best in challenging locations, underutilized perennials to help increase plant diversity for positive impacts on beneficial arthropods, and more will be covered.  - Presented by Scott Evans, Douglas-Sarpy Extension Horticulture Assistant  
  •  February 16 – Basic Botany/Plant Identification - It is time to go back to basics! Learn key concepts to plant growth and development; and strategies to identify different types of plant material. -Presented by Stacy Adams – Professor of Practice, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
  •  February 23 – Weed Identification and Control – Is that a weed? How do we know? Learn the correct process to use general and specific weed characteristics for correct identification. Once weeds are correctly identified, learn how to select and use best control methods for various weed species. -Presented by Natalia Bjorklund, Dodge County Extension Educator
  •  March 1 – Polarizing Yard and Garden Issues – Polarizing issues related to growing plant material, controlling pests, and our environment face the general public. Learn about issues (GMO’s, invasive species, pest resistance, climate change, and biodiversity) and tips for tactfully communicating about these issues. - Presented by Kelly Feehan, Platte County Extension Educator, Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, and Nicole Stoner, Gage County Extension Educator
  •  March 8 – Efficient Landscape Irrigation – Irrigation is a key factor to the success of Nebraska landscapes. Learn how much water plants need and about plant management and irrigation strategies to help conserve water in the landscape but still have a flourishing landscape! -Presented by John Fech, Douglas-Sarpy Extension Educator
All programs will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m. CST, and 5:30-8:30 p.m. MST at each of the locations across Nebraska.
Please check to see if the 2016 Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Connections is offered at your local Extension Office.