Atmospheric Steam Canning - A New Option

For many years, boiling water canning has been safely used to can foods
high in acid, whether naturally acidic, like fruit, jams and jellies, or acidified
foods, like pickles or sauerkraut. University of Wisconsin-Madison has
released another tested process for safely canning high-acid foods:
Atmospheric Steam Canning.

For more information on atmospheric steam canning,
go to,
contact, Janet Hackert, at 660-425-6434 or or your local University of Missouri Extension office. 

Focus on Forage VIII

Thursday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.
Hundley-Whaley Learning Center
Albany, MO

Cost to attend is $20.00, which includes dinner and copies of
presentations. Please RSVP to the Gentry County MU Extension Office
at (660) 726-5610 by Friday, July 29 so accurate meal preparations can
be made. If you have special needs or require special accommodations,
please let us know by July 29.

2016 Shooting Sports Contest

5 things to know about registering using 4HOline's FairEntry.

1. Your information from 4HOnline will be integrated into this registration system
     and youth must be
enrolled in at least one shooting sports project. You will log
     in with your 4HOnline family log in.

2. This system allows the family to enter ALL entries for each discipline for each 
member of the shooting sports contest at one time.
3. This system allows for 1 payment for all member’s entries and t-shirts (and
additional shirts) of the family if registered all at the same time (don’ submit
     payments one at a time –his will delay the
process of enrolling additional youth
     for the family until approvals on previous occur).

4. This system does NOT allow families to create team entries, each family must
     log-in with their
4HOnline email log in and register separately.
5. The event has dates when entry is accepted into the contest. Be sure to complete
     your entry (including
the final “Submit”step) prior to the cut-off date and make
     payment or your entries will be cancelled.
No refunds will be issued!

IMPORTANT: Final participation in the contest will be contingent upon
approval of the county 4-H Faculty/Staff (in consultation with the
Missouri 4-H certified shooting sports instructor) after registration
closed. If you are not sure if your youth is a member in good standing
or qualifies for this contest, contact your local county office and
Missouri Certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructor.

For more information and a "How to" guide, download this PDF.

The State 4-H Shooting Sports contest will be held over 2 weekends and
at 4 seperate locations (see attached schedule).

Cooking Matters for Adults

Janet Hackert, Nutrition Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension and Mica Doty, Nutrition Program Associate with MU Extension, are offering FREE adult cooking classes at Cainsville School. The classes will be offered this July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15 from 5pm to 7pm. We will be making a recipe and then eating the made recipe. Participates will get a free bag of groceries each week they attend that go with the recipe that was made during the class. They will also receive a recipe book and other freebies if they attend all 6 of the classes.

For more information or to enroll, please contact the Harrison County Extension Office at (660)425-6434 or Janet Hackert at or Micah Doty at

Food Preservation Events
NW Region-Summer 2016

Home Food Preservation Made Easy Classes

3-Part Series of Hands-On Classes

July 26, August 2, 9, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Immanuel Babtist Church
4207 Miller St, Bethany, MO
Attend one part or all three; $15/part (all3:$45)*

To register for a Home Food Preservation Made Easy class,
contact Janet Hackert at (660) 425-6434 or

MU Extension is Seeking a
Regional Agronomy Specialist

LOCATION: Bethany, Missouri and primarily serves Harrison, Worth, Gentry, Daviess, Mercer, Grundy and Livingston counties in Northwest region, with additional coverage as needed.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in crop and forage production, plant pathology, entomology, weed science, soil science and overall production agriculture, in addition to applying knowledge related to general agricultural in the counties served. Educational programs may consist of workshops, farm tours, field demonstrations, one-on-one consultations, soil test report interpretation and online programming that provide research-based material to local clients.

More information can be found by visiting

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website,  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email

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