About Us

The OSU Master Gardener Program is an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. It also facilitates trained volunteers to extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Linn County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardener Association is to assist Oregon State University Extension Service with the dissemination of research-based information pertaining to gardening and home horticulture to the residents of Linn County and the State of Oregon.”

2022 LCMGA Board Members

Betty Goergen, President
Dan Murphy, 1st Vice President
Pam Nelson, 2nd Vice President
Erin Steinke, Treasurer
Ann Capps & Ranee Webb, Co-Secretaries
Ann Kinkley, OMGA Rep
Sue Wilson, OMGA Alt Rep
Janice Gregg, OMGA – Mini College Rep
Bobbye Rainey, Member at Large
Diane White, Member at Large
Nancy Messman, Member at Large
Tina Soares, Member at Large
Nancy Ragghianti, Member at Large


Non-discrimination Statement

Oregon State University Extension Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services, activities, and materials on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, genetic information, veteran’s status, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)