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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

Preserving Eggs Safely

Do you have chicks and enjoy fresh eggs?  If so, are you looking for ways to preserve and utilize your fresh eggs?  There are no safe approved canning methods for eggs.  Two approved methods for preserving eggs are:  pickling, if kept at 40 degrees or lower and freezing raw.  

Pickled eggs are peeled, hard-cooked eggs in a solution consisting basically of vinegar, salt, spices, and perhaps other seasonings.  Pickling solutions are heated to boiling, simmered for 5 minutes, and poured over the peeled eggs.  Egg whites tend to be more tender if a boiling solution is used instead of room temperature solutions. 

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