There is a $50 fee to attend a pre-conference session. Please select from ONE of the following sessions.
EMG Coordinator Pre-Conference May 13, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This interactive meeting will be dedicated to engaging and supporting Extension personnel who work with volunteers through the Extension Master Gardener program. Afternoon sessions will be designed to connect EMG coordinators at both the state and local level with colleagues and resources. Topics covered will include: program development, program evaluation, volunteer management, along with forward looking resource development led by the Extension Master Gardener National Committee.
This pre-conference will be led and hosted by the Extension Master Gardener National Committee. An early lunch will be served along with afternoon snacks and appetizers.
4-H Volunteer Pre-Conference May 13, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
If you have statewide responsibilities with 4-H volunteerism please join us for this pre-session. At the 2017 pre-conference, this group decided to propose a national 4-H Volunteerism Charter Group that has since been established. We will spend time together learning what the group has been up to and giving them feedback for future work. We will continue to identify priorities for future work in 4-H volunteerism and find room for everyone who wants to get involved nationally. Initial work will focus on volunteer recruitment and retention. All ideas and input are welcome. Come spend the day with us and help 4-H volunteerism move forward. Breakfast and lunch are included in the fee.