Mecklenburg Accepts First Cohort of Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

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On February 2, 2017, the Mecklenburg Image result for volunteers around tableCounty Cooperative Extension began the first training of the Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. The first cohort includes a diverse group of citizens with varied backgrounds.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program provides citizens with an opportunity to extend the work of Cooperative Extension by providing unbiased, research-based information on food systems,
cooking and food safety to our community. Volunteers provide direct assistance to the Family & Consumer Sciences program under the supervision of the FCS Extension Agent.

In Mecklenburg County, volunteers are being trained to provide services such as educational presentations to small groups and faith communities, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, farmers market and grocery store tours and food literacy education to youth. Volunteer are currently completing 30 hours of required training to gain the title of Extension Master Food Volunteer.

The Mecklenburg Family & Consumer Sciences program will host an annual EMFV training for local citizens. To apply for the next training and learn more about the program visit: go.ncsu.edu/extensionmfv.