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SDSU Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council

Updated June 28, 2023
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Prairey Walkling

SDSU Extension Master Gardener Field Specialist

The SDSU Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council represents South Dakota Master Gardeners with delegates from each local club, provides guidance and support to Master Gardeners, and works collaboratively with Extension staff to promote growth of the Master Gardener Program. 

The Council 

The Council was established in late 2022. Check back later for a list of those participating as council members. 

Council Project Highlights

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Earl Dailey, 9/6/1926 - 3/23/2010

Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grant

The Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grant program was made possible by an endowment idea established by Pennington County Master Gardener Earl Dailey in 1995. The endowment process was administered by then State Master Gardener President Bob Spomer in 1999. By 2004 the principle was raised and the first grant funds were dispersed in 2006.

Currently active SDSU Extension Master Gardeners are eligible to apply for a small grant to assist with their or their club’s community horticulture education activities. The grant program is managed by the SDSU Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council and Extension staff. 

For more information on this grant opportunity, visit the Earl Dailey Memorial Endowment Grants page.

Gold Star Awards

The Gold Star Award is administered by the SDSU Extension Master Gardener Advisory Council and is granted to a small number of exemplary SDSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers annually. The award is typically provided at the Annual Master Gardener Update Conference. Nominations are accepted by the Council and Master Gardener membership will be emailed nomination forms each year.

Related Topics

Master Gardener