Food Preservation and Safety

OSU Extension delivers the latest research on preparing food safely and preserving the flavor of your bountiful garden.

Sign up for OSU Extension's canning classes (see schedule below), find publications to help you with your home food preservation projects or learn how to store food safely.  We also test pressure gauges to ensure safety.  This FREE service is available at our OSU Extension Office Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.  



Master Food Preserver Program

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Master Food Preserver Program

Master Food Preservers receive 48-hours of training in up-to-date safe food preservation techniques, complete a certification test, and then volunteer at least 40 hours in the community promoting and sharing safe food preservation.  

To download an application, click here


Here more about the Master Food Preserver program on the KMUZ "Waste Matters on the Air" radio show.


General Food Preservation classes

OSU Extension Service and the Master Food Preservers offer a wide range of hands-on food preservation classes.  The 2017 Class Schedule now being developed, check by soon for updates.



Pressure Gauge Testing

Need your Pressure Gauge tested?  You can bring your gauge to our office, testing is a FREE service.  Please call ahead for an appointment, the test takes just a few minutes.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.