Extension Master Gardener Public Value & Reports

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EMG National Summary

 

2016 EMG Summary

 

The 2016 EMG survey conservatively estimates there are 88,951 Extension Master Gardener volunteers throughout the United States and Washington, D.C, annually contributing 5,718,738 hours educating the public, providing youth programming, and facilitating produce donated to local food banks. While this is only the beginning of the value EMGs provided in their communities this year, these efforts are estimated to have contributed 138 million dollars in value to the general public. 40 states participated in this report. For more information, see the following report:      PDF iconEMGinfographic 3-27.pdf

 

2016 EMG Summary Report

 

2014 EMG Summary


The 2014 EMG survey conservatively estimates there are 83,389 Extension Master Gardener volunteers throughout the United States and Washington, D.C, annually contributing 5,293,130 hours educating the public, providing youth programming, and facilitating produce donated to local food banks. While this is only the beginning of the value EMGs provided in their communities this year, these efforts are estimated to have contributed 122 million dollars in value to the general public. 38 states participated in this report. For more information, see the following report:      PDF iconEMG Infocard 2016.pdf

 

2016 EMG Summary Report

 

2009 EMG Summary

The 2009 EMG survey conservatively estimates there are 94,865 Extension Master Gardener volunteers throughout the United States and Washington, D.C, annually contributing 5,197,573 hours educating the public, providing youth programming, and facilitating produce donated to local food banks. While this is only the beginning of the value EMGs provided in their communities this year, these efforts are estimated to have contributed 101. 4 million dollars in value to the general public. For more information, see the following report:

State Extension Master Gardener Reports

EMG Volunteer Numbers by State

For volunteer numbers or state annual reports from specific states, see :

  • EMG State and County Involvement Reports

 

Public Benefits of the Extension Master Gardener Program

Extension Master Gardener White Paper

Compiled in 2005, the Extension Master Gardener White Paper provides details and summaries on national program activity, background, and impacts for the Extension Master Gardener program.

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