Continuing education (CE or professional development) is a way for MGVs to learn more after Level 1 training and keep up with the latest horticultural information.
Policies on what counts as CE vary by area. Check with your program facilitator (usually the county UW-Extension agent) to be sure of what is acceptable in your county.
CE may include programs such as WisLine programs, horticulture programs at your local meetings, twilight meetings, field days, horticultural seminars at local colleges, botanical gardens, or presentIons by MGVs, MG conferences, Level 2 training and Level 3 training courses, online advanced trianing, or approved TV programs. Some of these programs (all on Wisconsin Public Television), include:
Larry Meillor's Garden Talk on Wisconsin Public Radio is another good program. If you can't listen to the broadcast from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays or Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., you can still hear the program from archived audio files. Go to the Larry Meiller page on the WPR website and click on the last link below the menu on the left side of the page to Listen now to Larry's Archives. If you enter the word "garden" into the search box and click on the GO symbol the entire list (which includes many other programs) will sort to show only the Garden Talk programs.
Level 2 MG Training and Plant Health Advisor Training also should be counted as continuing education.
There may be other programs that are approved in your area, but confirm with your program facilitator before using an activity as CE.