Master Food Preservers graduates are John McVeigh, left, Ladonna McFarlan, Neva Martin, Keely Dietrick, Leila Levi, Holly Stains, Jenny Kapp, Jennifer Wiley and Nancy Gambell. Photo submitted

UC Intermountain Master Food Preservers graduate nine

The University of California Intermountain Master Food Preservers graduated nine students from Lassen, Siskiyou, Modoc and Plumas counties this past weekend.

Students attended weekly online classes starting in January and three hands-on training classes covering food preservation techniques such as dehydration, freezing, boiling water and pressure canning. In order to graduate, students must score at least a 85 percent on the final exam and class homework and final project.

The UC 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. These graduates join 15 Master Food Preservers locally and 447 state-wide to volunteer to teach food preservation techniques to the public in their communities. Stay tuned for hands-on workshops, information booths at local farmer’s markets and county fairs, and more.

Become an Intermountain Master Food Preserver by applying November 2023 for the class of 2024. Find out more information at