2021 State MGV Conference Awards

Nov. 2, 2021

Over 100 Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Educators and staff recently gathered virtually to honor peers, colleagues, and program supporters. The OSUE MGV Awards program was hosted by state MGV Program Director Pamela Bennett and Program Manager Jen Andon.  The event is normally held during the face to face MGV State Conference but was moved to virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.

OSUE MGV Awards are given to those who exemplify excellence in their work with the MGV program.  The 2021 awards were presented for the OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteers with five individuals recognized; OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinators recognizing a staff member and a volunteer coordinator; Friend of the OSUE MGV Program and OSUE Outstanding MGV Projects and Excellence Awards.  Award winners are listed below.


Congratulations to this year's nominees and award winners.  


Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator:  Staff Ed Brown
Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator:  Volunteer Marilyn McKinley
Top 5 State OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteers
      Terri Litchfield                 Delaware County Dan Denham Greene County       Missy O'Malia                   Franklin County
      Teresa Donley             Coshocton County         Becky Foltz                              Lake County
Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Projects
Small Program Category Winner (1-25 volunteers)
     Small Program:    Community Service Knox County "Community Landmarks Lustron House"
     Small Program:    Environmental Hort Coshocton County "MGV Newsletter"
Overall Winner Small Program     
Knox County:  "Community Landmarks Lustron House"    
Medium Program Category Winners (26-50 Volunteers)
  Medium Program:  Community Service Fairfield County "Friends of the Wagnall's Memorial Library Garden"
   Medium Program:     Environmental Horticulture Ashtabula County "Northeast Ohio Pollinator Symposium - Winter Series"
Overall Winner Medium Program
Ashtabula County:  "Northeast Ohio Pollinator Symposium - Winter Series"
Large Program Category Winners (51 or more Volunteers)
  Large Program:    Community Service Mahoning County "The Smucker House"
  Large Program:    Environmental Horticulture Delaware County "Native Plants"
  Large Program:      Backyard and Local food Mahoning County "Mahoning Jr. MGV"
  Large Program:     Integrated Pest Mgmt Mahoning County "Mahoning Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic"
  Large Program:  Invasive Species Franklin County "Moses Wright Nature Area"
Overall Winner Large Program
Mahoning County:  "Mahoning Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic"
Friends of Master Gardener Volunteers
Stratford Ecological Center Delaware County
Wagnall's Memorial Library, Tami, Morehart Fairfield County
The Columbus Dispatch, Allen Miller Franklin County


Standards of Excellence Awards:  Gold 
Brown     Butler    Clermont
Clinton     Fairfield    Fayette
Geauga     Knox    Medina
Montgomery Union Washington
Standards of Excellence Awards:  Platinum
Athens Clark Coshocton
Delaware Erie Franklin
Greene Hamilton Hardin
Huron Lake Mahoning
Paulding Seneca Shelby