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Marais des Cygnes District

Our Master Food Volunteers
Our Extension Master Food Volunteers

If you would like to be considered for the Class of 2017 training please  contact Diane Burnett at dburnett@ksu.edu or Franny Eastwood at fmeastwo@ksu.edu

Master Food Volunteer Brochure 2017

MFV Application

Master Food Volunteers Needed

Who is a Master Food Volunteer?

A Master Food Volunteer is a volunteer trained by university-based nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts and becomes certified in research-based  food safety and healthy living concepts.  They, in turn, give voluntary service for a variety of projects that utilize their training.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and are all ages, male and female, new mothers and retirees, rural residents and suburbanites. 

Our volunteer opportunities are endless! Cooking demonstrations, teaching classes to adults and children, or writing informative articles that help
improve people's lives - these are just a few of the opportunities available!  Whatever your interests, there is a place for you in the Marais des Cygnes District Extension Master Food Volunteer program!

What happens after training is complete?

Following basic training, MFVs are required to volunteer 40 hours of service in the activity of their choosing for their first year as an MFV. After that first year, all volunteers are required to volunteer 20 hours of service and continue their education with 10 hours of advanced training annually.

What does a Master Food Volunteer do?

* Monthly Knowledge @ Noon

* Programs for all ages

* Diabetes nutrition classes

* Holiday cooking/Gifts from the Kitchen

* Extension-sponsored programs (Ag Day, Kansas Day, Mom's Club, 4-H Food day, Fair- Learning Corners and food preservation are a few)

* Local media outreach such as newspaper columns, health fair display and more.

State Extension Master Food Volunteers information

Master Food Volunteers in Action!

Ag Day September 2016

Educational Tours

Gingerbread House Making 2016

Kansas Day 2016 - Viola Lee & Janet Rhea

Kansas Day Viola Lee, Janet Rhea

 

 

 

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Miami County Extension was a pilot county for the state of Kansas and the nation for this innovative Extension program in 2002.  There are currently 21 trained Extension Master Food Volunteers serving the Marais des Cygnes District.

Class of

Class of 2017 Master Food Volunteers

2017 - Gayle Plummer, Toni McIntire & Karen Brown (pictured above)

2016 - Maria McDonald & Patricia Nelson

2015 - Kathy Wulfkuhle

2014 - Bob Burns

2013 - Debi Doering, Viola Lee & Janet Rhea

2012 - Rae Coffelt

2011 - Beverly Burke & Barbara Wilson

2007 - Cheryl Sigel

2006 - Jerri Hefling & Mary Ann Maisch

2005 - Royce Collins & Ann Detwiler

2004 - Jennie Miller

2002 - Angela Scherman & Cwen Sims