Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program hosts 2015 International Master Gardener ConferenceSeptember 30, 2015
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program, which is housed in the Horticulture Department, in partnership with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Master Gardeners, hosted the 2015 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) Sept. 22-25 in Omaha. IMGC is hosted biennially to provide an opportunity for the sharing of research-based information meant to nourish the work of Extension Master Gardeners and program staff. The conference included presentations from Horticulture Departmental faculty and staff members Susan DeBlieck, Cindy Haynes, Lisa Orgler, and Denny Schrock. In addition, Iowa Master Gardeners Susan ApplegetHurst and Gary Whittenbaugh, and Master Gardener coordinators Laura Klavitter and Laurie Taylor were among the 70 presenters who conducted 85 class sessions at the event which drew 750 garden enthusiats from 39 states and 2 foreign countries.