Registration for Sioux Falls meat canning class must be completed by February 13

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — Want hands-on experience in canning meats and jellies? SDSU Extension is hosting a canning class Feb. 20, 2014 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 East 8th Street). This workshop is perfect for the beginning canner or the more advanced canner looking to update their canning techniques.

“During the class participants will learn how to can beef using a pressure canner and how to can jelly with a boiling water bath canner using up-to-date USDA methods,” said Lavonne Meyer SDSU Extension Food Safety Specialist.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by Feb. 13. Registration fee is $25 per person. All supplies and SDSU publications are provided.

More details

• During this workshop, attendees can expect to learn the following:

• Correct heat processing of food

• Equipment needed

• Water bath canning (jelly)

• Pressure canning (meat)

If you would like the gauge on your pressure canner tested, bring it along to class. Bring a small box with you to transport hot jars home.

This class is sponsored by SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. To learn more contact Meyer at 605-782-3290 or