2017 Ohio Master Gardener Conference

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Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2017 State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference.  We have lots of great tours and continuing education sessions planned for the conference and hope that you will join us for two days of fun, exciting, and educational opportunities designed to help you Grow Your Own Way!

Some basic information about the conference:

  • Friday will feature four different day-long bus tours ($65), four different half-day campus tours ($20 each), an evening keynote presentation by Melinda Myers, book signings, trade show, a reception with complimentary appetizers, wine, and beer, and a dinner ($60).
  • Saturday will feature 14 different breakout sessions, trade show, silent auction, state MGV awards program, keynote presentations by Pam Bennett and Joseph Tychonievich and a capstone presentation by Melinda Myers.
  • Master Gardener Volunteers and their guests may register for all Friday activities, while only Master Gardener Volunteers may register for Saturday’s events.
  • Earn up to 8.5 continuing education hours on Friday, and 7 continuing education hours on Saturday.
  • All meals are included with your registration fees.  Lunch will be provided as part of all day-long bus tours on Friday. Dinner, including beer, wine, and appetizers is included in the Friday evening registration ($60). Registration for Saturday ($120) includes both breakfast and lunch.
  • A block of sleeping rooms is being held at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus University Area at a rate of $119 per night. Rooms are available for Thursday and Friday night.  You must reserve sleeping rooms directly with the hotel by calling: 614-268-8700 and using Group Code: SMG.  Hotel reservations must be made by August 15.
  • Free on-campus parking is available during the conference.
  • The conference is limited to 330 persons and will sell-out long before the registration deadline of August 15.
  • Registration is only available online.  No paper registrations will be accepted.
  • Featured books will only be available on a pre-sale basis as part of the conference registration process
  • Conference apparel and promotional items will only be available on a pre-sale basis as part of the conference registration process
  • A professional tool sharpener will be onsite at the conference, so bring your garden tools which need to be sharpened for a fee.

*Cancellations for refunds are no longer accepted. 


  • When

  • Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
    7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Ohio State University Campus - Ohio 4H Center
    2201 Fred Taylor Dr
    Columbus, Ohio 43210


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