Family and Consumer Sciences

Better Living through Learning

Here you learn about the programs and information we can provide about Family and Consumer Sciences in Santa Fe County.

Master Food Preservers Series

What is the Master Food Preserver Program?

The NMSU Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservation program trains individuals to become food preservation educators for their communities. The course uses researched-based methods and information along with hands-on experience to train participants on proper food preservation techniques.

If you are interested in enrolling please send me your mailing address and I will send you a packet of information. The cost to attend the full program and become certified is $150. You will receive books, as well as hands-on classes and be required to provide volunteer hours. Your certification will last for three years.

For more information and when the next series will be scheduled please contact Cydney Martin at: 471-4711 or

Classes are held at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM

Aging in Place

What does being older mean? What is known about the aging process? Knowledge and beliefs about aging shape how we age, where we should live as we age and how we treat others who are older.

Below is a link to more information and video on what an Aging in Place specialist does and how to choose one.

2018 Santa Fe County Fair - August 1st through 4th

Tentative Fair Entry deadlines:

  • Monday, July 23rd,12pm to 7pm - Adult Indoor check-in, including canned good entries
  • Saturday, July 28th, 9am to 12pm - Baked Goods check-in
  • Monday, July 30th, 3pm to 7pm - Quilts check-in