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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Yes! You Can: Practice Preserving Pickles Coming to Taylorville

Dill, sweet, bread and butter, and sour are all different types of pickled cucumbers. Have a garden filled with pickling cucumbers and not sure what to do with the plentiful produce?  Join University of Illinois Extension for, “Yes, You Can: Preserving Practice-Pickles.” Enjoy summer produce all year long with a timely seasonal program on home canning with an opportunity to practice preserving safely.  The “Yes! You CAN: Preserving Practice-Pickles” program will be held on Saturday, August 27st, 2016 from 3:00-6:00pm at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville. 


During the program, you will have the opportunity to review the basics of pickling and home canning, the roles of vinegar, salt, sugar, and other firming agents in the pickling process, receive the latest safety guidelines, recipes, and practice hands-on canning of pickles. You will also have a jar of food to take home and enjoy!


Registration can be done online at or by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246. Register early as class size is limited. The deadline to sign up is August 25th, 2016. A small fee will cover the cost of canning supplies.


Love canning and missed the sign up for canning jams and jellies in early August? Spend the morning with Extension as well, and learn how to can jams and jellies from 9am-12pm on August 27th at the Christian County Extension office. Registration can be done online at or by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246.


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.854.9604.



Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,