Agcenter LogoLouisiana Master Gardener ApplicationMG Logo

Due: April 15, 2017

For East Baton Rouge Parish
805 St. Louis St. Baton Rouge, LA  70802
Phone: (225) 389-3056

                                     2017 Training - June 6 through August 3

Classes will be held Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.
in the Ione E. Burden Conference Center located in the Burden Research Center, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA  70809



Acceptance into the Louisiana Master Gardener Training Program is based on your qualifications and the current volunteer needs of the LSU AgCenter.  If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a $250.00 course fee to cover the cost of training materials.  This fee is non-refundable once training manuals have been ordered. 


Trainees are encouraged to attend all training sessions and field trips; however, two absences are allowed.  You must also score 70% or better on the final exam to graduate the course.

 Some of the topics to be covered during training include:

1.      Soil Science

2.      Botany

3.      Plant Pathology

4.      Weed Science

5.      Entomology

6.      Pesticides & the Environment

7.      Plant Propagation

8.      Fruit & Nut Production

9.      Vegetable Gardening

10.   Home Lawn Care

11.   LDAF Laws & Regulations

12.   Organic Gardening



Volunteers are expected to uphold high standards that ensure the safety and well-being of the LSU AgCenter, its staff, volunteers, and clients.  Volunteers will uphold all individuals’ rights to dignity, self-development, and self-direction.  Volunteers will accept supervision and support from Extension professionals while participating in the program.  Volunteers will accept the responsibility to positively represent the LSU AgCenter during the tenure and duration of their volunteer engagement.  Volunteers will conduct themselves in a courteous, caring, responsible manner with focus on respect, trustworthiness, fairness, and good citizenship.  Volunteers are expected to respect, adhere to, and enforce the rules, policies, and guidelines set forth by the LSU AgCenter and any programs that they are specifically assigned to.  Volunteers should not commit unlawful acts and are expected to comply with equal opportunity and antidiscrimination laws.  Volunteers will operate machinery, vehicles, and other equipment, when applicable, in a responsible and safe manner.  Volunteers are expected to perform their duties in a responsible and timely manner. 

 Upon graduation, I agree to give 40 hours of volunteer service to the LSU AgCenter with a minimum of ten of those hours spent assisting with target areas designated for the 2017 Master Gardener graduates. New graduates will have until December 31, 2018 to complete volunteer service. 

The title “Louisiana Master Gardener” is not to be used for any commercial purposes, and your name badge can only be worn at official LSU AgCenter approved programs.

The LSU AgCenter is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Master Gardener Program.