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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 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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; 1 pm to 4 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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Youth Learn How to Can Strawberry Jam

On Monday, August 8, the University of Illinois Extension of Macoupin County held a 4-H Strawberry Jam Canning Workshop for local youth. U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Lisa Peterson, taught youth how to make strawberry jam using pectin and how to safely preserve it through water bath canning. Each participant took home a jar of homemade strawberry jam and received additional canning recipes.

For more information on 4-H programs in Macoupin County, please contact the Extension office at 217-854-9604.



Photo Caption: Participants of the Strawberry Jam Canning workshop are as follows: (Front) Madison McMillin, Katelyn Barber, Braylee Gilmore, Claire Behme (Back) Joshua Haustein and Rueben McMillin

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,