Become A UCCE Master Food Preserver

Jackson, CA…Are you interested in becoming a certified UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer and teaching others how to preserve food at home? Apply for the next volunteer training program in Jackson starting in February. While experience with canning and drying food is a bonus, it isn’t required.


Traditionally our volunteer training programs are taught in weekly half-day classes over a span of two months. This year we’re spreading it out over four months with two classes a month on a Friday and a Saturday. The goal is to make it easier for anyone working to only take one day off a month instead of four or five days. (There are three classes in February to fit in a Food Safety class with a microbiologist from UC Davis.)

Want to learn more? Visit our website at and join us at one of our three training program overview meetings on December 9, January 7 or January 13 in Jackson at the GSA Building, 12200 Airport Road. At these one-hour informational meetings you’ll learn about the mission of the UC Master Food Preserver program, the educational events we provide in our community, the training required to become certified, and the annual requirements for active members. RSVP by calling 530-621-5528 or email Robin at

About UCCE Master Food Preservers
The University of California Master Food Preserver Program extends UC research-based information about home food safety and preservation to the public. The UC Master Food Preserver Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension county offices. For more
The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and the United States Department of Agriculture

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1318.
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