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