EAGLE COUNTY - Colorado State University Extension of the Western Slope is recruiting interested residents to attend in-depth training sessions on food safety and food preservation through the Master Food Safety Adviser Program.
Training will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, March 14-28, at the Garfield County Extension Office Event Hall at the Rifle Fairgrounds, located at 1001 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.
The cost of the training is $125, with a commitment of 20 hours of volunteer service. Space is limited.
Colorado State University Extension's Master Food Safety Adviser Program is an intensive training on food safety and prevention of foodborne illness, as well as methods of canning, pickling, freezing and dehydrating food.
Master food safety advisers must apply for selection to be in the program, must attend all trainings, must work cooperatively with other volunteers and give a minimum of 20 hours of service to the community by sharing their knowledge and teaching others.
"We are offering the program in order to expand CSU Extension's capabilities to provide the public with information from Colorado State University and the USDA by trained volunteers," said Glenda Wentworth, an extension agent in Eagle County.
Applications are available at www.eaglecounty.us/csu or at the Eagle County Extension Office, located at 441 Broadway in Eagle. Applications are due March 7.
For more information on becoming a master food safety advisor volunteer, call Wentworth at 970-328-8630 or email her at glenda.wentworth@