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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Main Office (Macon County)
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Email: uie-dmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (DeWitt County)
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Piatt County)
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Enjoy Your Fresh Fruit and Vegetables All Year with Yes! You CAN: Preserving Practice


Enjoy summer produce all year long with a timely seasonal program on home canning with an opportunity to practice preserving safely. This summer, University of Illinois Extension is hosting Yes! You CAN: Preserving Practice series held at the Macon County Extension Office located at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur from 9am until noon. Classes include Tomatoes & Tomato Products on May 20, Pickles & Pickle Products on June 24 and Jams & Jellies on July 15.

During each class, participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of home canning, receive the latest safety guidelines, practice hands-on canning of different products and take a jar of food home to enjoy! Nutrition & Wellness Educator Caitlin Huth will lead each class.

Cost for each class is $20. Advance registration at least one week prior to each class is required by visiting go.illinois.edu/dmp or by calling the Macon County Extension Office at 217. 877.6042. For additional information, contact Caitlin Huth at chuth2@illinois.edu or 217.877.6042.

For those interested in self-paced instruction, sign up to take the online Preserve the Taste of Summer course. Call Caitlin at 217.877.6042 to learn more.

More information about Extension’s Nutrition & Wellness program is available online at go.illinois.edu/dmp or on Facebook at UI Extension: Nutrition & Wellness: Dewitt, Macon, & Piatt Counties. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call 217.877.6042.

Local Contact: Caitlin Huth, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness, chuth2@illinois.edu