Registration Open for Extension Master Food Volunteer Training

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Do you enjoy cooking, eating, local food work, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of these, join the Extension Master Food Volunteer program now!! The 2020 application for the EMFV program is now open to Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank and Currituck County citizens! The application deadline is January 10 but sign up early because spots are limited! Training will begin February 3, 2020, with a list of all class dates and information listed below!

Pasquotank EMFV Flier 2020

Training Dates: 

Feb. 3      Pasquotank – EMFV Program Overview 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 5      Pasquotank – History of Extension 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 10     Pasquotank – Teaching Strategies/Diversity 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 12     Pasquotank – Programs That Work 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 17     Pasquotank – Changing Health Behaviors 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 19     Pasquotank – Food Safety 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 24     Pasquotank – Cooking Skills 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Feb. 26     Pasquotank – Nutrition 101 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

March 2   Pasquotank – Cooking Demo 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

March 4   Pasquotank – Food Systems & Local Foods Eval./Graduation 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

The EMFV program, similar to the highly recognized Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers (EMGV), is designed to provide volunteers the opportunity to support Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agents with food-related programming. Volunteers with the EMFV program will receive a core curriculum of 30 hours of training and will then shadow the FCS agent for 30 hours during their first year.

Volunteers will be able to provide support to the FCS agent’s food-related programming, including assisting with cooking, nutrition education, and food safety classes, and conducting food demonstrations in the community. The cost of the program is $50.

To apply for the 2020 class, register online or contact Ellen Owens:, 252-482-6585.