Master Food Preserver Certification Course
This course is offered as part of a collaborative team effort of the following Family Consumer agents: Cindy Davies, Bernalillo county; Cydney Martin, Santa Fe county; Desaree Jimenez, Los Alamos county; Kelly Knight Otero county.
Part I: Online Live Webinar
Fridays, January 24 - March 13, 2020
Part I: NMSU CES Master Food Preserver online live webinars will be presented Fridays, over an 8-week period, via "Click-meeting" platform.
WHO: Participants who would like to be a certified master food preserver volunteer, have food preservation experience, and complete application. Person must participate in all 8 online sessions and hands-on laboratory to become certified.
WHEN: January 24 - March 13, 2020
TIME: Fridays - 12 - 1:30 PM
Part II: Hands-On, Face-to-Face Lab
March 25 - 27, 2020
Part II: NMSU CES Food Preservation and Master Food Preserver hands-on, face-to-face food preservation laboratory. For participants who have completed all 8 online webinar sessions.
WHEN: March 25 - 27, 2020
TIME: 8 AM to 5 PM - Wednesday and Thursday
8 AM to 12 PM (noon) - Friday
NMSU Main Campus
Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 331
940 College Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Online registration available. Payments accepted are: credit card, check, money order, and company POs.
Registration Fee: $160 (Face-to-Face Lab Only!)
Fee Includes: The 8 week online course, manuals, materials and supplies to complete the course.
NOT included: Lunch, lodging, airfare, and travel costs.
MAIL your check payments to address below. Make checks payable to NMSU. Checks must be postmarked accordingly (also registration deadline).
- January 13 - online webinar
- March 13 - hands-on
Refunds: No refunds accepted. However, people who must cancel may attend a course presented at a later date.
Scholarships may be available through local CES county offices.
MFP Volunteer Application
Master Food Preserver Application
- MFP Flyer
Master Food Preserver Flyer
New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating.
Dr. Nancy Flores
Extension Food Technology Extension Specialist
P.O. Box 30003, MSC-3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: (575) 646-1179
Fax: (575) 646-1889