A recent note from Mira Blutatovic-Danalovich, State Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator reports:
The International MG has been working on standardizing the Program and part of that effort is establishing new guidelines for the Initial certification and re-certification…
FYI ... the International MG (IMG) also establishes guidelines for Volunteer & Educational Hours for MG to remain active. As of December 2014, the IMG raised the National Standard for state extension MG to strive to meet to:
- "requires volunteer service hour; 40-hour volunteer service minimum in the initial training year and 20-hour volunteer service minimum in subsequent years
- requires annual continuing education and professional development hours; 10 hours minimum annually in years following initial training"
For more information on the change click the image below to read the full report: