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Purdue Food Preservation Education Event

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CSU Extension FSHN via Flickr

CSU Extension FSHN via Flickr


The Mastering Home Food Preservation Program fills a local need for education on safe food preservation practices. Sponsored by Purdue University Extension, the program focuses on USDA approved canning techniques. 

Training involves taking 40 hours of course work and exams. The units focus on the general principles of safe food handling and the procedures of water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing fruits and vegetables. The program features units on food safety, freezing, boiling water canning, pressure canning, pickling fruits and vegetables, preserving jams and jellies and drying fruits, vegetables and meats. Each unit consists of instruction including lecture, multimedia, and hands-on laboratory food preservation activities.

The cost of the program is $200.00 which covers the Mastering Home Food Preservation notebook, lab activities and food preservation examples from the five sessions.

Training sessions held daily August 6 - 10, 2018 from 9:00am - 4:30pm.


For registration or more information about the Mastering Home Food Preservation training, contact Karen Richey, Health and Human Sciences Educator with Purdue Extension Marshall County, or call 574-935-8545. Registration deadline is Monday, July 23, 2018. Class is limited. Lodging and accommodation information is available. Participants will need to reserve their room by July 25, 2018.