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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Home Food preservation

Pressure Canner

Free Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing:

Testing is offered at the Extension Office and is free. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment as Emily is often out teaching programs throughout the community. Appointment times are approximately 15 minutes and can be scheduled with the OSU Extension Office by calling 740-622-2265. All that is needed for testing is your canner lid with dial gauge.


Fall Food Preservation Virtual Programs

The OSU Extension Home Food Preservation Team offered a variety of virtual programs in 2020 and 2021. 

Link to Recorded Classes from Fall Series
Preserving Fall Vegetables- Recording
Preserving Apples- Recording 
Canning Soup- Recording
Canning Meat, Poultry & Game - Recording
Making Jerky - Recording
Making Sauerkraut - Recording 
Link to Recorded Classes from Summer Series
Recording - Preparing for Canning
Recording - Jams and Jellies
Recording - Canning and Freezing Vegetables
Recording - Canning and Freezing Fruits
Recording - Pickles
Recording - Salsa

Please contact Emily Marrison directly at OSU Extension 740-622-2265 with any questions you may have. 

You can also learn more about Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating and more here

Popular Fact Sheets from Ohio State University Extension:

Quick-Process Pickles

Making Jerky

Freezing and Canning Venison

Basics for Canning Vegetables

Freezing Basics

Preserving Food with Less Sugar

Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game