Master Food Preserver

Dates: May 13 - June 24, 2021

Meets: Thurs. from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ( No Class June 3rd)

Location: Online: Hybrid

$50.00
Registration includes digital book: $50.00
Hard Copy of Manual: $85.00

Sorry, the signup deadline has passed.

This course* is designed for those interested in teaching, answering community questions, or volunteering with research-based food preservation. Participants should come with previous food preservation and/or introductory home food preservation course experience. After taking this course, Extension staff and volunteers will be able to: 
  • present on topics and/or facilitate Extension food preservation classes,
  • answer client questions professionally and in accordance with research-based resources, and
  • increase their confidence in their food preservation skills and ability to find research-based resources.
Course content will be available May 7th to June 24, 2021

*This course is intended for those who have prior education and experience in food preserving. Prior courses completed should include at least one of Preserving@Home, Food Preservation 101 or other formal food preservation courses. If you have not completed any of these formal trainings but you have significant experience with food preservation, please contact Brianna Routh (brianna.routh@montana.edu) for approval prior to registering.

Fee:   $50.00

Fee Breakdown

DescriptionAmount
Registration includes digital book$ 50.00
Hard Copy of Manual$ 85.00

Online: Hybrid

This fully online class will contain both synchronous and asynchronous elements. You will receive an automated email from MSU Outreach one business day before the start date with login instructions for the Brightspace (D2L) learning management system. Students may not have access to the course materials until the actual start date. If you do not receive your login information, please email outreachadmin@montana.edu

Alison Brennan

Alison Brennan is the Mental Health Extension Specialist with Montana State University Extension and an Assistant Professor in the MSU Department of Health and Human Development. She is a new Master Food Preserver volunteer and avid home preserver.

Katrin Finch

Katrin Finch is the Family and Consumer Science Agent for Montana State University Extension in Cascade County. She is a Master Food Preserver and has been leading food preservation classes in her community for multiple preservation seasons.


Brianna Routh

Brianna Routh is the Food and Family Extension Specialist with Montana State University Extension and an Assistant Professor in the MSU Department of Health and Human Development. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and has a Master's in Public Health Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been leading research-based food preservation outreach and evaluation efforts in Montana since 2018.
Date Day Time Location
05/13/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid
05/20/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid
05/27/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid
06/10/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid
06/17/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid
06/24/2021Thursday11:30 AM to 1 PM Online: Hybrid

This course is intended for those who have prior education and experience in food preserving. Prior courses completed should include at least one of Preserving@Home, Food Preservation 101 or other formal food preservation courses. If you have not completed any of these formal trainings but you have significant experience with food preservation, please contact Brianna Routh (brianna.routh@montana.edu) for approval prior to registering.

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.

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