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University of Maryland Extension Engages Over 250,000 Marylanders

In 2018, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) engaged over 250,000 Marylanders with its faculty, staff, 5,000 volunteers, and over 2,000 partnerships.

Another highlight of UME is the Master Gardener program. UME’s Master Gardener program, valued at $3 million, features 21 county/city Master Gardener coordinators, 2,000 volunteers, and 500 trainees. UME’s Home and Garden Information Center answered 6,300 garden and pest questions in 2018, making them the U.S. leader on Extension’s Ask an Expert platform.

Learn more at the 2018 UME Final Report.

Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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