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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Food Preservation & Safety

Pressure Gauge Testing

To ensure safe canning processes during the COVID-19 pandemic, a form has been created to streamline the pressure gauge testing process:

Please fill the form out,  then you will be contacted to arrange a time to have your pressure gauge tested.  You can email with any questions.


Preserve the Taste of Summer

WSU Extension has a new online food preservation program. “Preserve the Taste of Summer” is a series of eight online lessons for anyone age 18 years or older interested in learning how to safely preserve foods.

The training series emphasizes best practices for food preservation and safety. It is designed for beginning and veteran canners who want to update their knowledge and skills. The lessons provide the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. Topics include food safety, the basics of canning and information on specific food preservation methods, including pressure canning, boiling water bath canning, freezing and drying, as well as making fruit spreads and pickled foods. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.

To take the online course, visit to register for the series. To participate, you will need a computer manufactured in the last five years and have a stable internet connection. The cost of the series is $25.00.

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