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Master Food Preservers offers training program

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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with communities in Amador and Calaveras counties through public classes, community events and newsletters.

Who Can Apply?

Residents of Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

Applicants must be available to attend 11 classes on Monday afternoons from 3:30-7:30 p.m. from March 24 through June 9 in Jackson and Valley Springs. There is no class on May 26. Only one class may be missed.

Applicants must be comfortable using a computer and accessing the Internet. Quizzes and homework are online and class communication is via e-mail.

To apply attend one of the orientation meetings to learn about the Master Food Preserver Program, community involvement and participation requirements.

The meetings are Monday, Feb. 3 from 4-5 p.m. at the UCCE office in Jackson and Monday, Feb. 10 from 5-6 p.m. at the Calaveras Senior Center in San Andreas.

RSVP for either session with Robin Cleveland at 530-621-5528 or rkcleveland@ucanr.edu.
Complete and submit the online application at ucanr.edu/be_mfp by Friday, Feb. 14.

All applications will be reviewed.

Main criteria for acceptance: 1) prior community service; 2) experience teaching, either by giving presentations, writing or in one-to-one situations; 3) experience/interest in home food preservation.

Conduct interviews during the last week in February. We will contact you within a week of the interviews about whether or not you have been accepted into the program.

A background check, including fingerprinting, is required to become a certified Master Food Preserver.

Teach you how to preserve food successfully using scientifically researched home processes. Topics include Food Safety, Canning Basics, Canning High and Low Acid Foods, Pickling, Jams and Jellies, Freezing, and Dehydrating.

Provide you with plenty of volunteer and continuing education opportunities.

If accepted into the Master Food Preserver Volunteer Training Program a course fee of $125 must be paid by March 14.

Trainees attend the 11 classes. Only one class may be missed and must be completed outside of normal class time with a mentor.

Then mail the completed live scan form to Robin Cleveland at the above address by April 11.

A Certified Master Food Preserver actively participates in the Master Food Preserver program; answers food preservation questions at the county fair, public classes and other community outreach events.

A Certified Master Food Preserver helps with program activities through internal committees; attends monthly MFP meetings in Jackson and Mokelumne Hill as often as possible; completes 50 volunteer hours the first year, then 25 volunteer and 12 continuing education hours annually; and takes an annual food safety recertification test.

For more information contact Cleveland at 530-621-5528 or rkcleveland@ucdavis.edu.

The University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/176835.pdf). Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second St., Davis, 95618, 530-750-1318.

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