Food Preservation

Canner Lid Testing

Bring your pressure canner lid to the Jackson County UW-Extension office to have it tested. We’ll make sure the pressures are still accurate and safe for food preservation.

Questions about Food Preservation

For your food preservation questions, please contact Barb Ingham, Food Science Extension Specialist, at or (608) 263-7383. Subscribe to her blog, Safe & Healthy, Preparing and Preserving Food at Home.

Check out Food Preservation Publications at The Learning Store on the following subjects:


Master Food Preservers Program

UW-Extension’s Volunteer Master Food Preserver organization is filled with dynamic, service-oriented individuals who are interested in helping others safely preserve the bounty of their gardens and local markets.

In order to be certified as a Volunteer Master Food Preserver and Food Safety Advisor, you must begin by successfully completing a 3-day hands-on training program. As part of your commitment, you are required to volunteer 20 hours annually in support of local Cooperative Extension food preservation and food safety programming. As a trained volunteer, your service must be through the local Cooperative Extension program. Volunteer activities are as varied as the many interests of program participants. Click on the Volunteer Guide below to learn more:



Contact Monica Lobenstein, Youth & Families Educator, Jackson County UW-Extension
715-284-4257 (711 Wisconsin Relay) or