October Family and Consumer Sciences Program

canningThe UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences program for October 2020. This program is being offered by Martha B. Maddox, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent IV.

Food Preservation 101 – October 20, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., This is a Zoom webinar.

This webinar includes methods of preserving food, food safety guidelines, pressure and water bath canning, equipment needed, jars and lids, sterilization, filling and sealing jars, storing home canned food and equipment, and methods not recommended. This webinar will be conducted by Martha Maddox, Melanie Thomas and LuAnn Duncan.

There is no registration fee, but participants must register online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402). After participants have registered, they will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is limited to 250 participants.  

For more information about this program, contact Martha Maddox, FCS Agent IV, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at mmaddox@ufl.edu, or Melanie Thomas, Flagler County Extension Director/FCS Agent III at mlthomas@ufl.edu, and LuAnn Duncan, FCS Agent III, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County at laduncan@ufl.edu. Those with questions regarding the program should place Food Preservation 101 in the subject line of the email. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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