NC State Extension Publications


This document is reviewed on an annual basis. Proposed revisions are subject to review and approval by the North Carolina EMG state coordinator, the North Carolina EMG State Management Team, the Extension leader for the Department of Horticultural Science, the NC State program leader—Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Director of the NC State Extension, NC State University Office of Legal Affairs, and NC State University's director of Insurance and Risk Management.

Individuals, local programs, or EMG Associations that fail to abide by these policies may be placed on probation, have privileges revoked, or both.

Local EMG programs may develop additional local guidelines provided they maintain the goals and standards set forth in this document. Volunteer hours and training requirements may exceed the minimum requirements. A copy of the proposed county policy statement should be submitted to the state EMG coordinator for approval and should be posted on the local EMG intranet site.

Photo of a master gardener making compost in Wake County

An NC State MGV making compost in Wake County.

N.C. Cooperative Extension


Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist
Horticultural Science

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Publication date: May 29, 2019

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