Master Food Preserver Training
The Penn State Extension Master Food Preserver Training is designed for new Extension Educators and selected volunteer candidates. The training is required for all individuals identified as potential Master Food Preserver (MFP) Volunteers.
The Penn State MFP will serve as a resource person in the county where they are volunteering. They will help to extend Penn State Extension's capacity to provide educational programs on home food preservation.
The program selects a limited number of volunteers to receive training, based on qualifications, geographic need and availability of a Food Safety/Nutrition Educator.
- New Extension Educators with food safety responsibilities or other Educators as identified.
- Selected and qualified volunteers for the Master Food Preserver program.
- Science around home food preservation which includes canning, freezing and drying
- Research based guidelines for canning, freezing and drying foods for safety and quality
- Application of home food preservation principles through lecture and hands-on participation in labs
- Testing dial gauge canners
- Requirements and responsibilities of a Penn State Extension Master Food Preserver Volunteer