Extension Master Gardener Public Value & Reports

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Extension Master Gardener Survey

The 2014 EMG Survey

Extension Master Gardener Survey (2014 numbers)

PDF iconSurvey Results - PDF Version

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

Impact on Volunteers Themselves

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.

  • EMG - White Paper. The EMG White Paper includes:
    • EMG Executive Summary
    • Introduction and Background
    • Program Activities
    • A Model for Other Master Volunteer Programs
    • Impact and Public Value
    • Funding and Future Needs
    • Specific Program Impacts by State
    • Number of Active Master Gardeners and Volunteer Hours by State

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.