Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program State Advisory Committee


  • To set priorities for the work and direction of the Purdue EMG Program
  • To lead and/or serve on special projects teams formed to accomplish priority tasks determined by the committee
  • To advise and assist the Purdue EMG State Coordinator with the work of administering the Purdue EMG Program and setting an overall course for the program
  • To advise and assist the Purdue EMG State Coordinator with setting new program policies and revising current policies to govern the Purdue EMG Program


  • John Orick – Chair – Purdue EMG State Coordinator
  • Gina Anderson, Extension Educator, Floyd County
  • John Bonkowski, Plant Disease Diagnostician, Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab
  • Jeffrey Burbrink, Extension Educator, Elkhart County
  • Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist
  • Steve Mayer, Extension Educator, Marion County
  • Karen Mitchell, Extension Educator, Tippecanoe County
  • Andrew Smith, Extension Educator, Vanderburgh County
  • Amy Thompson, Extension Educator, Monroe County
  • Fred Whitford, Director, Purdue Pesticide Programs
  • Nicole Witkowski, Extension Educator, Lake County
  • John Woodmansee, Extension Educator, Whitley County
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