FALMOUTH, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie and community education assistant Kate McCarty were honored at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual session “Harvesting Opportunities in NEAFCS,” on Oct. 16–19 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Savoie and McCarty, based in the Cumberland County UMaine Extension office, both received the first-place regional and first-place national Master Family and Consumer Sciences Volunteer Award.
Savoie and McCarty were recognized by NEAFCS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for exceptional leadership in developing and implementing the UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver (MFP) Program.
The MFP Program trains and retains volunteers who extend the reach of Cooperative Extension to provide home food preservation education in Maine communities. More information about the program and home food preservation is available online or by calling 207.581.3188, or 800.287.0274 in Maine.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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