CS38 – How Using Online Training May Help Increase MG Diversity and Lessons Learned Along the Way
June 21, 2023 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
COVID forced many states to change how they deliver Master Gardener training, including Mississippi State. In 2021, they began using online delivery for initial EMG training. They learned a lot! Come and hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Dr. Jeff Wilson hopes to give you a leg up as you move to online training or do more of it. If you are an Extension Agent or Master Gardener Coordinator, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Jeff will focus on:
- Lessons learned—what worked and what didn’t.
- How online training helped increase diversity.
- What to expect and what to avoid.
- How to evaluate its effectiveness.
- How well going online connected with Master Gardener volunteers.
An Assistant Horticulture professor and the state Master Gardener Coordinator for Mississippi State University Extension, Dr. Wilson has 40 years’ experience in the horticulture field. He has a BS and an MS in Horticulture from Auburn University, and a PhD in Agricultural Information Sciences from Mississippi State University.