P. O. Box 789
Attlanta, Michigan 49709
Health an Nutrition Institute
Karen L. Fifield, LLMSW
My position with MSU Extension is Food Safety Educator. My home office is in Montmorency County. I have worked for Extension for 19 years covering a variety of topics. In Extension I have presented these programs as a PA; 4-H, Better Kid Care, Parenting, Sustainable Communities, Snap-Ed and special projeccts. Food Safety is one of my favorite trainings to present. My philosophy is to work with individuals by bringing them in and participate in the process. Do be prepared to be active in my program.
Under the heading of Food Safety I teach a National program called ServSafe, this program provides training and a certificate after passing a national exam at 75% or better grade. There is a format to teach this program in 8 or 16 hour sessions. There is also a 4 ServSafe class that provides infomation without an exam. Food Preservation is taught using approved science based preservation methods, taking food from the garden to the jar. I also teach Cottage Foods; this is an entrepreneurial program directed to those individuals that may like to start their own small food business.
June 1, 2017 | A little planning can go a long way when it comes to keeping bacteria out of your camping experience.
April 13, 2017 | Handling pet food properly is key to keeping you and your pet safe from foodborne illness.
December 20, 2016 | These tips can help keep you active during the cold winter months.
December 14, 2016 | Home canned foods bring nutritional value throughout the year.
December 14, 2016 | A yearly check up for your pressure canner keeps your equipment in shape.
December 14, 2016 | A tasty way to safely preserve apples.
December 12, 2016 | Safe storage of home delivered foods can keep food borene illness off your menu.
December 12, 2016 | Keeping gifts created in the kitchen safe.
December 12, 2016 | Choose carefully what dairy products you freeze.
December 12, 2016 | Beef stock is easy to preserve.