Extension's volunteers help keep Minnesota strong
Extension volunteers provide more than 1.16 million hours of service annually.
Across the state, Extension volunteers engage Minnesotans in education and research that changes lives.
It's happening every day, in every county of Minnesota:
- Communities learn how to build and maintain community gardens from Master Gardeners
- Minnesota youth learn how to lead and succeed with the help of 4-H club leaders
- Neighbors learn how to conserve our environment with the help of Master Naturalists
- Parents improve their family's health and nutrition, learning from the chefs and assistants of Cooking Matters®
Extension volunteers give generously of their time and energy, but they also receive valuable support and education. Volunteers learn the latest research so they can share it with others, bringing new skills to their jobs, their homes and their communities.
Extension Master Gardeners complete rigorous training to provide gardening education to their communities