Welcome to the FACS Summer Conference! Please remember that classes below are subject to change. All classes are on a first come first serve basis and selecting a class for your schedule does not guarantee a seat will be reserved for you. The only exception is the limited seating classes; however, your seat will be given to the next person in line if you are more than 10 minutes late.

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Cathy Merrill, MS

Utah State University Extension
USU Extension, Utah County Extension Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Provo, Utah
Cathy Merrill has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and after raising a large family went back to receive a Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. As an Assistant Professor with Utah State University Extension in Utah County, Cathy’s main emphasis is food safety and preservation. In 2018 Cathy was the project lead for ground-breaking research in the safety of low acid canning done in electric pressure cookers at high altitudes. She loves using her Instant Pot for many things, but not for canning!