Want to learn more about gardening? Do you have a passion for sharing gardening information and making your community a more beautiful place? Join us for the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training in Livingston County. This program’s train-the-trainer mission is to share research-based horticulture information with the public through educational outreach.

EMG training will help you:

  • Gain new horticulture knowledge and become a community resource for science-based information
  • Educate adults and children about the gardening benefits
  • Connect with fellow gardeners

Dates: Wednesdays, August 7 - December 11, 2024, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Livingston County Extension Building, 511 Elm St., Chillicothe MO.

Interested gardeners from Livingston, Linn, Chariton, Grundy, Caldwell, and Daviess counties are highly encouraged to register for this training.

Cost: $200, includes Extension Master Gardener Core Manual.

Program requirements:

  • A desire to learn, work completion, and readiness to volunteer on local projects
  • Attendance at all sessions is essential. Only 3 absences are allowed and must be made up
  • Class projects are required and will help you learn how to teach gardening to others
  • Following graduation, complete 30 hrs in established EMG projects. This course is for those who will volunteer with the local community on gardening.
  • Min. age = 16 yrs
  • Horticulture knowledge and skills are not a prerequisite

Complete the application included in the next step of the registration process, due July 31, 2024. Notification of acceptance in the program will be via email the first week of August.

Learn more about the EMG Program:


Questions: Manoj Chhetri at mchhetri@missouri.edu

Livingston County Extension Council