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Preserving Food and Flavor Safely. (Yes, You Can Can).

ISU Extension and Outreach

Did you know thanks to the local food movement, a whole new generation has taken an interest in canning and food preservation. What’s old is new again, but are the old recipes and methods safe?  On this episode of Did You Know we visit with Renee Sweers, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Renee discusses the latest science, research and methods for safe food preservation. Online food preservation resources and local class registration are available at  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer. Want to learn more? Visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/food-preservation or contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.

ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist Renee Sweers can be reached by calling 712-276-2157 or email her with questions at rsweers@iastate.edu

Julie Hlas is an Advancement Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Focusing her efforts on External Relations, Communications and Marketing, Hlas has worked for ISU Extension and Outreach for over 14 years. Working as part of the state advancement team in Ames, IA, she also assists 28 county extension offices on the Western side of Iowa. Prior to her Extension career, she worked in public relations for the crime prevention unit of the Minneapolis Police Department and as a journalist for several small newspapers in NW Iowa. Hlas is a graduate from Iowa State Univeristy with a Bachelors of Science Distributive Degree in Advertising/Communication/Music. In her off time, she is an avid supporter of the arts and can be found around Sioux City Iowa, performing in and attending theatrical and musical productions.
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