Use of the Extension Master Gardener Title

The correct title for a volunteer from this program is “Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener.” This title is to be used only by volunteers who are annually certified in the MSU Extension Master Gardener program and are performing unpaid educational and public service as active Extension Master Gardeners.

Training and experience gained by participating in the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program are valuable and may rightfully be listed as qualifications when seeking employment. However, Extension Master Gardeners may not give the appearance of being MSU Extension Master Gardeners at their place of employment. Extension Master Gardeners who work in the horticulture or green industry may display their certificates at their place of business,  but may not use the Extension Master Gardener or MSU Extension logo or name on any commercial materials including vehicles, signs, advertisements and business cards.