This article describes the curriculum and program development process that was used to create the North Carolina Extension Master Food Volunteer program. We used a rigorous program development process, including conducting a needs assessment, piloting and evaluating the program, incorporating revisions based on feedback, and receiving external reviews that were incorporated into the final product. We provide lessons learned and best practices for others to follow. These include the importance of piloting the program, involving agents and key partners throughout the entire process, and providing flexibility and adaptability in program delivery.
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Bloom, J., Yao, J., & Edwards, H. (2021). Lessons Learned from the Development of the North Carolina Extension Master Food Volunteer Program. The Journal of Extension, 59(3), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.59.03.02