November 27, 2021

Purdue Extension to host series of virtual food preservation workshops

VINCENNES, Ind. — Through all the ups and downs over the last year and a half, many industries and organizations have found a way to keep pushing forward and continue on with business as best as they could.

One of these groups is the Purdue Extension Mastering Home Food Preservation team which tried virtual workshops last year and had so much success with them that instructors decided to hold a virtual series again this year.

Tonya Short, the Purdue Extension health and human sciences educator in Knox County, said the virtual workshops were received really well last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s virtual food preservation workshops focus on canning, both canning by a boiling water bath and pressure canning.

The workshop series, which is scheduled every Tuesday through Aug. 10, will focus on everything canning, from equipment needed to what new items and tools are on the market.

Since changes are always happening in the area of canning, this class can be for individuals who are new to canning or those who have been canning for more than 40 years, Short said.

To find out more information about the series, visit

Ashley Estes

Ashley Estes

Field Editor