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Excited to begin preparations to preserve the great flavors of the growing season.  Follow step-by-step instructions from approved, research tested recipes to assure you preserve a safe home canned product.  For recipes or other food preparations, see the National Center for Home Food Preservation:

Preventing the growth of clostridium botulinum spores is the overall goal in home canning foods.   Correct canning methods and accurate measurements must be followed to assure a safe shelf-stable product.  

Thinking about purchasing an air fryer.  Great video talks about the basics of using an air fryer.



A FREE online ZOOM program will be offered from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT by the Nebraska Extension Food Safety Team allowing you to participate at home.  For more information, email the Extension Educator listed for the day you are interested in attending.

April 19 - Jelly Making – Nancy Urbanec – Register at:

May 3 – Freezing Foods – Kayla Hinrichs at

June 14 – Pressure Canning Carrots – Brenda Aufdenkamp at

Department of Animal Science to host Western Dressage Clinic

 LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Nebraska—Lincoln Department of Animal Science Extension will host its second Western Dressage Clinic: Learning The new WDAA 2022 Tests Through the Levels.

The clinic will be from 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday May 14 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 15 at the R.B. Warren Arena, Animal Science Complex, 3940 Fair St.

Western Dressage Clinic is for those looking for a challenge or just something new for their horse and themself.

2022 Western Dressage Clinic Rider Registration link:

Contact: Kathy Anderson

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