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CSU Extension to offer Master Food Safety Advisor Program

Contact: Glenda Wentworth, County Extension Director at 970-328-8630 or glenda.wentworth@eaglecounty.us.

Colorado State University (CSU) Extension of the Western Slope is recruiting interested citizens to attend in-depth training sessions on food safety and food preservation through the Master Food Safety Advisor Program. Training will be conducted on Wednesdays, March 7 through 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Garfield County Extension Office Event Hall at the Rifle Fairgrounds, located at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.  Cost of the training is $125 with a commitment of 20 hours of volunteer service. Space is limited.

CSU’s Master Food Safety Advisor Program is an intensive training on food safety and prevention of foodborne illness, as well as methods of canning, pickling, freezing and dehydrating. Master Food Safety Advisors must apply for selection to be in the program, must attend all trainings, must work cooperatively with other volunteers and give a minimum of 20 hours of service to the community by sharing their knowledge and teaching others.

“We are offering the program in order to expand CSU Extension’s capabilities to provide the public with information from Colorado State University and the USDA by trained volunteers,” said Glenda Wentworth, extension agent in Eagle County. According to Wentworth, experiences for volunteers may include answering consumer phone calls; providing information at local farmers markets, fairs and supermarkets; conducting presentations and workshops for community groups and schools; preparing educational displays; and writing articles for newsletters and newspapers.

The application is available here or at the Eagle County Extension Office, located at 441 Broadway, in Eagle. Applications are due Feb. 24.