Annual Accomplishment Report
An Annual Accomplishment Report of the Master Gardener Program in Wisconsin is compiled by the MG Program Coordinator each year. The report is sent to each local association affiliated with the WIMGA, to Extension agents throughout the state, and to selected administrators. A summary of the current year’s report is posted on the MG website and complete reports from that and previous years can be downloaded as pdf files.
This report documents the statewide activities of the WIMGA, the Master Gardener Program Office, and the activities of MGVs throughout the state in a brief executive summary, provides statistical information on MGV volunteer hours reported in Wisconsin, and includes one-page narrative reports submitted by local associations.
The format allows each association to mention 5 activities (or types of activities) in a bulleted list and provide a more in-depth discussion of a single highlighted activity (that may include a photo or two), as well as allowing each group to provide some general information in a narrative section (space permitting). Information relating to the annual theme is requested as well for use in the executive summary.
The executive summary is a short article that describes the activities of the MG program on a statewide basis. It focuses on a different topic or theme each year, but mentions other general types of activities as well. Past themes have included beautification, hunger prevention, and youth gardening. There is no expectation that associations must participate in specific activities related to the theme; the theme is merely a means of focusing on a distinct aspect of the MG program to tell a story. For this reason the theme is not announced until mid way through the year. The intention is to produce a promotional article that puts the spotlight on the ways MGVs are contributing to their communities in varied ways.
Requests for contributions are made in late summer (in August or September), with the deadline for submission on November 1. The report is produced within a month, so publication and distribution is in December.