Katelyn Brinkerhoff

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Katelyn Brinkerhoff

Master Gardener - Statewide Coordinator


The University of Nevada, Reno Extension Master Gardener program is a volunteer educator program designed to teach research-based Nevada gardening practices to volunteers who in turn share this knowledge with their local communities through educational presentations and workshops, community events, answering home gardening questions at their local county Extension office, and much more.

To learn more about the Nevada Master Gardener program, or to become a Master Gardener, visit our website.


East High School, 2013
B.S. Buena Vista University, 2017


bee pollinating flower

4-H Teen Pollinator Ambassador Program

Establish a statewide, Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program, creating awareness, education, outreach, and peer-to-peer educational opportunities for at least 10 Nevada youth and adult Extension professionals.

Pink, yellow, and purple native flowers in landscape surrounded by rock terrace landscaping

Home Horticulture Certificate Program

The Home Horticulture Certificate Program was developed by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension Horticulture team to provide basic horticulture education to homeowners, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about the Nevada landscapes, plants, and more.

Master Gardeners at tabling event

Master Gardeners of Nevada

Program trains local gardeners to provide research-based horticulture information to Nevadans

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Extension Pivot Group Award - COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award - Safe Mushroom Foraging Programs

  • 2021 Creativity in Service to All Iowans - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Regional Award

  • 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Advancement Award, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annual Awards

  • 2019 Group Award (Woodbury County Master Gardeners) - Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award


  • Member, then 1st Vice President, Sioux City Garden Club, April 2019-May 2021
  • Director/Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County Representative, Sioux City Farmers Market Board of Directors, February 2021-May 2021
  • Volunteer, Iowa Master Gardener Program, November 2018-May 2021

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Informational Publications
lettuce seedlings
Northern Area (Reno) Planting Schedule
Find out when to plant vegetables with the Extension Master Gardener's planting guide for the Reno area!
Brinkerhoff, K. 2023, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno