Food Preparation and PreservationMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants reporting an increase in food preservation skills


Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants


Number of individuals who reported improved knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding the safe storage, handling, preparation and/or preservation of food


Number of pints of vegetables, soups, meats, or other value-added products canned through pressure canning


Number of pints of fruits or vegetables dried


Number of pints of fruits or vegetables frozen


Number of individuals who demonstrated safe handling and preparation and/or preservation of food


Number of pints of fruits, vegetables or fruit/vegetable products canned through water bath canning (e.g. pickles, jams, jellies, sauces)


Number of individuals who reported preparing more healthy home-cooked meals



Food Preservation Series

Nelson County Cooperative Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Danielle Hagler identified a need for food preservation education in her community. With an increase of home gardening, more members of the community concerned about supply chain disruptions and families with a desire to control the ingredients in their preserved food, the interest level in this education was great. Throughout a series of educational sessions 33 clients participated in food preservation workshops with a...

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Food Preservation Series

Stories Behind the Numbers

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