Gallatin County Master Gardener Programs

Upcoming MG Courses:

Course Title Dates Location Cost Interested?


  Level 1

Spring 2024 Dates TBD









  Level 2 


2024 Dates TBD - State MG Program is revamping this level

*Note: Only those who have completed the MG Level 1 course, passed the exam and have completed the 20 required volunteer hours are eligible to register for this course.









What will I learn in the Master Gardener Class?

Level 1: 

  • Intro to MSU Extension and Master Gardener
  • Soils, Nutrients and Fertility
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Growing Small Fruit and Tree Fruit
  • Herbaceous and Woody Ornamentals
  • Landscape Design
  • Pruning
  • Lawns and Irrigation
  • Intro to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Exam and 20 Volunteer Hours to Certify

Level 2:

  • Binomial Nomenclature
  • Micronutrients and Microorganisms
  • Plant Growth and Development Part II
  • Entomology
  • Plant Diseases and Disorders
  • Fruit and Vegetable IPM
  • Lawn IPM
  • Herbaceous and Woody Ornamentals IPM
  • Propagation
  • Pesticide Education
  • Exam and 30 Volunteer Hours to Certify

Level 3: 

  • By Nomination and Must be a Certified Level 2 MG
  • 20 hour, Hands-On Intensive Training in Bozeman, MT
  • Volunteer Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Plant Diagnosis
  • Insect Identification
  • Disease Identification
  • Weed Identification
  • Sustainable Food Production Horticulture Field Day
  • 40 Volunteer Hours to Certify


For more information about the Gallatin Master Gardener Program, contact the Gallatin County MSU Extension Office at [email protected], or for state-wide information please visit