MU Extension offers online food preservation class Aug. 6 to Sept. 28

An online food preservation workshop designed for those who want to begin food preservation or want to refresh canning skills is now available in an online, self-paced format.

The course opens Aug. 6 and will remain open until Sept. 28. Registration details and can be found on the University of Missouri Extension website under "online courses" at

A registration fee of $20 will be charged to cover the cost of the class. Reference guides and PowerPoint slides will be made available for free to print. Contact the Barton County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-682-3579 for more information.

"This course provides research-based information needed to safely and successfully preserve food at home," said Lindsey Stevenson, nutrition and health education specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Participants of all levels of food preservation experience are welcome in the class, including individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience. Anyone with interest in food preservation and food safety may enroll.

This course covers pressure canning, boiling water bath canning, steam canning, dehydration, and freezing. Highlights of the course include preserving salsas, pie fillings, pickling, sweet spreads, and harvesting and storage of produce.

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