About Continuing Education
To be recertified, MGVs are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing Education annually in addition to the volunteer service requirement of 24 hours. MGVs should be encouraged to attend MG Association (MGA) meetings that have educational programs, MG conferences, WisLine programs, twilight meetings, field days, horticultural seminars at local colleges, botanical gardens, or presented by MG groups, or watch approved TV programs.
Any program that is approved by the local UW-Extension agent can be used for CE hours. That means YOU will have to make the determination on which programs you will accept in your county.
Some programs that should be acceptable include The Wisconsin Gardener, Great Lakes Gardener, and The Victory Garden (all on Wisconsin Public Television), but there may be others broadcast in your area. Radio programs such as Larry Meiller’s Garden Talk on WPR (and the online archives) may also be used for CE hours. (The MG Advisory Committee declined to designate specific programs that are acceptable primarily because broadcasts vary regionally and many of those on the committee do not have access to even the more common programs.)
It may be helpful to establish a written policy to distribute to MGVs so there is no confusion about what will count in your county.