Classes and Education
Katrin is available upon request to teach groups by contacting her at 406-454-6980 or by email.
|Program Category||Classes available|
|Family Economics & Financial Management||Solid Finances, Marlin the Monkey, Who Wants to be a Credit Score Millionaire|
|Food & Nutrition||Food Preservation Fridays!, Meals in Minutes, YOU CAN series|
|Food Safety||ServSafe 8 hour Managers, ServSafe Food Handlers, Food Pantry Food Handler Training|
|Health & Human Development||Dining with Diabetes|
|Montana Kinship Navigator Program||Discussion and Education Group|
|Powerful Tools For Caregivers||6-Week Series, Discussion & Education Group|
|Additional Resources||FCS MontGuides, MontGuide Authored or Co-Authored by Katrin Finch|
Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming
Family and Consumer Sciences classes!
Solid Finances is series of free financial education webinars. The webinars are designed to empower you to take control of your finances by improving your knowledge of personal finance topics.
Marlin the Monkey
Marlin the Monkey offers financial education for youngsters! Explore the world of earn, save, spend from Marlin's point of view - collect as many bananas you can through a story telling experience!
Who Wants to be a Credit Score Millionaire
Who Wants to be a Credit Score Millionaire provides financial education for teens and adults! Learn about how complex credit scores can be! Topics include what can effect your credit score as well as how to use your credit wisely.
Ready to schedule your financial readiness class? Contact Katrin by phone (406) 454-6980 or email.
Food Preservation Fridays!
Date: Every Friday September 11-October 9, 2020
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
*All classes will be online*
MSU Extension food preservers will share the science and preservation best practices on the following topics:
- Fermentation 101
- Water bath canning 101
- Atmospheric steam canning 101
- Pressure canning 101
- Freezing and drying 101
- Sausage making 101
A Food Preservation Fridays current class schedule and to register for sessions is
For more food preservation recommendations be sure to check out the MSU Extension Facebook Page or the local MSU Extension Cascade County Extension Facebook Page!
Additional Resources: Food preservation MontGuides can be found on the Montana State University Publications website
Meals in Minutes
**Coming October 2020**
Join us for an interactive and hands-on workshop learning how to prepare family meals in minutes using electric pressure cookers.
Topics to be covered include:
- Pressure cooker shopping tips
- No fear pressure cooking
- Food preparation pointers
- Food demonstrations
- Recipe booklets and samples
- Food safety
Food Pantry Food Handler (2 hour class)
Food pantry food handler course is specific to food panties. This course covers receiving and distributing donations, food storage, controlling time and temperature, personal hygiene, and cleaning and sanitizing. This class does is not affiliated with ServSafe, it is intended to offer basic food safety training specifically for food pantries and like establishments.
Class date/time: Wednesday, September 23 from 9am-11am OR Thursday, September, 24 from 1pm - 3pm
To register for an upcoming Food Pantry Food Handler class in Cascade County complete the registration form.
ServSafe Food Manger Exam Proctoring
Please contact Katrin Finch at 406-454-6980 for details on the next proctoring session.
8-Hour Manager Certification Class
September 22 *ClassFull, October 13 *Class Full, November 9 *Class Full, December 8
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ServSafe Food Safety is offered through the MSU Cascade County Extension Office we provide the following classes:
ServSafe Food Handler Class (4 hour class)
Food handler course is a brief overview of the following topics: personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing.
ServSafe Food Manager Class (8 hours class)
The food manager course is an in-depth look at food safety and cover the following topics: safe food, forms of contamination, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities, and cleaning and sanitizing.
- For questions regarding regulation and requirements please contact the local sanitarians. In Cascade County please contact the environmental Health Office at 406-454-6950.
- For more details on the ServSafe Food Manager class visit the ServSafe website
To register for an upcoming ServSafe Food Manager Class in Cascade County visit our ServSafe registration page.
Dining with Diabetes
Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.
In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a dietitian or certified diabetes educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date.
Who Can Attend?
Anyone with concerns about diabetes or anyone interested in controlling blood sugar is encouraged to participate and to bring a family member, friend, caregiver, or other support person.
Upcoming Discussion & Education Group
Date: Third Wednesday of every month from September 2020 - May 2021
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Participate online or phone by using Zoom
Today in Montana, there are over 6,600 kinship caregivers providing care to children without parental support. This group was formed to provide support and education for the kinship caregivers right here in Cascade County. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project was established in 2002 and has taken many forms across the state, most recently changing its name to the Montana Kinship Navigator Program (MTKNP). For more information at the state level visit the Montana Kinship Navigator Program (GRG) website or email email@example.com .
For more information about the MTKNP please contact the MSU Cascade County Extension Office at 406-454-6980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: January 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online via WebEx (class details provided upon registration)
Registration Deadline: TBD
Powerful Tools for Caregivers program provides information and education for friends and relatives acting as caregivers for an adult with chronic medical conditions.
Join us for six two hour classes and to gain tools, knowledge and support to help you take better care of yourself to enable you to continue to be an effective caregiver.
This weekly series of classes is taught by certified class leaders Katrin Finch and Jona McNamee.
What is a MontGuide
Current information in a concise format on topics relevant to you published by MSU Extension. Feel free to visit our website at MSU Extension Publication Store for an expanded list of MontGuide topics.
Family and Consumer Sciences specific MontGuides
MontGuides Authored or Co-Authored by Katrin Finch
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Want to request a program?
Katrin Finch serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member at the MSU Extension Office in Cascade County. She is available to teach by request for groups by contacting her at 406-454-6980 or by email.
Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.