Pre-Conference Workshops

Plan to arrive early for the 2020 NEAFCS Annual Session. The following three pre-conference workshops will be offered on Monday, September 14th from 8:00-11:00 AM. Continental breakfast will be provided to workshop attendees starting at 7:30 AM.

Separate registration required. Registration information coming soon. Information coming soon on the other two pre-con offerings. 

Baking 2020: Consumer Trends and Best Practices

Workshop Objectives: Extension FCS participants will receive

  • Current research-based home baking practices, media-based learning and ingredient trends impacting consumer health, income and benefits
  • Demonstrated best practices with reliable consumer baking resources for foods and resource-conservative collaborative FCS education
  • Ready-to-use information for extension training, community youth and adult education, and school enrichment
  • Opportunities to Ask the Bakers re consumer and food leader questions, food safety or issues in home baking equipment, ingredients, or practices.  

Topics and speakers:
How and Why Consumers are Baking at Home
Speaker: David Lockwood, Director of Consulting, Mintel Market Research
A 2019 study of home baking practices, purchases and media influences, and pandemic home baking surge market insights.

Real Talk about Real Sugar  
Speaker: Liz Bingham, Sugar Beet Farmer and American Sugar Beet Spokeswoman, Jerome, Idaho
An overview of consumer sugar myths, facts, new nutrition labeling and farm-to-table educator resources.

Value-Added Home Baking: Chai Ube Rosette Rolls
Demonstrator: RaChelle Hubsmith, National Festival of Breads winner, Logan, UT
How home bakers can meet their own demand for fresh, nutritious ingredients and innovations.

Baking STEAM for Individuals, Families, Schools and Community
Speakers: Sharon Davis, FCS Ed,; Ali Swieteck,
Review pre-K to adult sciences, technology, engineering, art and math resources for extension leaders and community and school enrichment programs.  

Baking Food Safety Best Practices
Demonstrator: Chef Earl Martin,Thermoworks® Amercian Fork, UT  with Sharon Davis, FCS Education,  
Best practices and resources to teach baking food safety to consumers, cottage bakers, food services and youth.

What's New at
Speaker: Charlene Patton, Executive Director, Home Baking Association and FCS Foods and Nutrition in Business professional educator

National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators
Presenters: Dr. Jan Bowers, Project Administrator, National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare and Support FCS Educators and Carolyn Jackson, CFCS, CEO of American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and Managing Director of the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences

It’s innovative. It’s collaborative. It’s critically important. Learn about and be engaged in our national model to address the critical Extension educator shortage and to promote careers in FCS Education.


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