Missouri master gardener demographics

Denny S. Schrock, Mary H Meyer, Peter Ascher, Mark Snyder

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Abstract

A survey was conducted of Missouri Master Gardeners to identify their demographics and to determine if Master Gardeners fit general volunteer demographic patterns. Females accounted for 65% of respondents and males 35%. Those in their 40's comprised the largest demographic group. The majority were married with children; over 50% had at least a college degree; one-third had household incomes of $60,000 or greater; most were long-term residents of small towns or rural areas. Missouri Master Gardener demographics fit the pattern of volunteers in general, but demographic data proved to be a poor predictor of intent to continue volunteering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume37
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

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