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

WHERE: NMSU Main Campus
Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 331
940 College Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88003



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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.

  • January 10 - 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.


If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Nancy Flores by 03/06/20 (webinar) and 03/13/20 (hands-on) at 575-646-1179.

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
Email: naflores@nmsu.edu
URL: https://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/foodpreserver.html