March Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

canningThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences programs for March 2019. These programs are being offered by Martha B. Maddox, County Extension Agent IV, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Taking Applications for the Alachua County Master Money Mentor Program – Accepting applications until March 4, interviews will be held on March 19, (from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) & March 20 (from 8 a.m. to noon)

Residents are invited to apply to become a mentor. No previous financial education needed to apply. Social service organizations are encouraged to promote the program to their employees in order to enhance the services they already provide. Individuals will receive training in basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, credit and debt management savings, mentoring techniques, and connecting to community resources. Following the training, each volunteer will give back 40 hours in volunteer service within one year of completing the Master Money Mentor training. 

The application fee is $70.00. The application fee is non-refundable.

View the Taking Applications for the Alachua County Master Money Mentor Program flyer.

View the Taking Applications for the Alachua County Master Money Mentor Program description and application.

Food Preservation Workshop – March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This workshop will include hands-on canning activities along with basic 101 practices and information for using a pressure canner and water bath canner.

Participants must register online. The registration fee is $30 and includes “So Easy to Preserve” book, canned item, and samples. The registration deadline is March 11. There are no refunds for registration fees.

Taking Applications for Alachua County Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer Program – Accepting applications until March 8 (applicants are required to attend the Food Preservation Workshop listed above)

Those interested in food and nutrition, food preservation, food safety & food preparation, believe in continuing education, want to contribute to the community or become affiliated with the Extension service should apply to become a Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer. Following the training, each volunteer will give back 40 hours in volunteer service within one year of completing the Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer program.

The application fee is $60.00. The application fee is non-refundable.

View the Taking Applications for Alachua County Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer Program flyer.

View the Taking Applications for Alachua County Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer Program application.

For more information about these programs, contact Martha B. Maddox, CEA IV, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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