MU Extension Showcases at the
NW Missouri State Fair

This year MU Extension in Harrison County is joining the Northwest Missouri State Fair Board and the community celebrate 100 years at the fair by having a tote full of MU Extension goodies. Stop by the office at 1505 Main St, Courthouse Basement, Bethany, to enter the drawing before the fair starts. Or stop by the MU Extension booth in the Liberal Arts building during the NW Missouri State Fair. All entries must be made before 2 pm on Monday, September 5th. The winner will be notified on Tuesday and can collect their prize at the office. 

For more information on any topic, contact me, Janet Hackert, at 660-425-6434 or or your local University of Missouri Extension office. University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all. University of Missouri Extension - your one-stop source for practical education on almost anything.

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. 

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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