2019 MGV State Conference and Award Program Registration Open

Oct. 7, 2019
Ohio, the best of the best


On behalf of the State MGV Advisory Committee, I am excited to invite you to the 2019 Annual MGV State Conference and Awards Program in Columbus, Ohio.  We are holding this one-day conference on November 8, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:01 p.m.  We did not have a county hosting this year and we did not want to go a year without honoring our fantastic volunteers at the Awards Program, therefore it is being hosted by the Advisory Committee.

I am thrilled with the lineup of speakers and the theme:  Ohio, The Best of the Best.  Many of you are familiar with our speakers and have perhaps heard them teach before.  We have an incredible resource of horticulture teachers right here in Ohio and are excited that they have agreed to be a part of our State Conference.  We truly are fortunate to have such passionate horticulture educators!

In addition, the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean, Dr. Cathann Kress, will be on hand at lunch time to congratulate the MGVs as well as help hand out our awards.   

The cost for the day is $100.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the conference.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served until 8:30 a.m.  The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:01 p.m.

Registrations will be open until October 30, 2019 and will be online with a credit card only.  You can register more than one person at a time online.  At the time of registration, you will be asked to select one of the presentations during each breakout session.  You will also receive an email confirmation for your registration and payment. 

Please Note:  If you are one of the 2018 MGV Award Winners and have a certificate for the 2020 conference, please contact Jo Brown at 937-521-3866 and she will register you – DO NOT register online as you will be asked to pay and we can’t reimburse you after you have paid. 

Be sure to read through this entire note as links to the program, registration, parking information and a parking pass are below.  You will not be able to obtain a parking pass once you are at the conference.  Print the parking pass and bring with you.

We hope you will join us on November 8th, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:01 p.m. for a great day of learning!

Next year the Conference will be in Cuyahoga County and the following year in Greene County.  Thanks to those counties for stepping up and hosting!


Conference Program

To register online, go to:  http://go.osu.edu/2019MGVstateconference

Directions to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau  4-H Center

Parking Information

Parking pass (print and bring with you, place on dash)

Questions, contact Denise Johnson at 614-292-6089 or email



Pamela J. Bennett
and the State MGV Advisory Committee
Associate Professor
State Master Gardener Program Director