Extension launched a Master Food Preserver Volunteer program with an intensive three day training for new volunteers, May 16-18. Graduates will provide food preservation classes in their community and at the Extension Kitchen location. The program included the scientific basis of home food preservation; hands-on experience in traditional canning and pressure canning, making jams and jellies, plus pickling and fermentation; demonstrations in freezing and drying; and a discussion of other methods of preservation. Certificates of participation were distributed to those who complete the course, as the first step toward becoming a certified CCE Master Food Preserver. The actual certifications are awarded after volunteer requirements are met by the volunteers, ensuring they give back to their communities and enrich the lives of others.
Last updated May 25, 2017