2017 by the Numbers Citizens Engaged 15,461 Participants in Food programs 20,745 Participants in Health programs 40,046 Participants in Sustainability programs $8.14 million in active grants 149,299 hours donated by 7,458 volunteers across all of our Extension programs. For an estimated value of $3.6 million to the communities served. The value of volunteer time is $24.14/hour according to the Independent Sector. 66,474 acres of commercial aquaculture activity, supported by research and outreach education conducted by Connecticut Sea Grant educators 4,000 contact hours with participants in our Lifelong Learning program 21,528 minutes watched of UConn Extension YouTube videos by 6,306 viewers 50 municipalities using the Stormwater Management Plan templates developed by Extension 2 vaccine patents from the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory on African Swine Fever 1 patent from the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture for a new variety of Buddleia plant 154 municipalities in the state have attended our Land Use Academy 85 training sessions were conducted, to wholesale and retail greenhouses with 859,500 square ft. of intensive greenhouse production and 1,254,600 square ft. of outdoor container production Under 5 (none) 6-9 10-13 14 - 17 18 - 21 over 22 Based on 2017 data Active Programs in Connecticut Communities 16,362 youth participated in 4-H programs 7,950 hours of invasive plant training sessions & pest management activities 4,830 hours of training on community nutrition outreach programming by 46 students 4,493 hours of instruction by Extension educators (187 days!) 3,164 hours of instruction by 622 Master Gardener volunteers (131.8 days!) 2,504 hours worked by student interns Hours of Educational Instruction = 1,000 2017 HIGHLIGHTS OF EXTENSION 5