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Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research to Host Course

1 year 32 weeks ago

Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research will offer a short course: Remediation and Field Reclamation Day on Monday, May 13, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport. more»

New Food Preservation Blog!

June 6, 2012

Penn State Extension is pleased to announce its new blog on home food preservation!  more»

Finding Canning Directions on the Internet

July 14, 2011

The Internet has opened up a world of information for us right from our home! It's a great source of food preservation information. Unfortunately, it's also a great source of information that may not be based on fact. So how do you know if what you find can be used to preserve safe, high quality food? more»

Canned Venison a Better Alternative to Grinding Your Bounty

November 24, 2010

The information in this article comes from Martin Bucknavage, senior extension associate in Food Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. more»

Don't Squish Your Squash When Canning

September 1, 2010

Don't squish your squash when canning?! In other words, don't can mashed or pureed winter squash or pumpkin. more»

Let's Preserve


"Let's Preserve" is a "Guide to Canning, Freezing and Drying Food at Home" written by Cathy Guffey, an educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension since 1979.

Reducing the Salt in Home Canned Foods

August 4, 2010

Health experts tell us that many Americans are eating too much salt. Salt is a mix of sodium and chloride and it is the sodium portion that can cause problems. Too much sodium in the diet can encourage high blood pressure in some people. more»

What happened to the crisp in my pickles?

July 22, 2010

Those of us who are pickle lovers know that part of the enjoyment of eating a pickle is the crispiness when we take a bite. It's disappointing if that's missing. If your pickles turn out soft there is not much you can do with that batch. But, you can consider what may have happened to prevent it in the future. The following are possible reasons for soft pickles and what you can do about it: more»

Penn State Admits Gas Study Flaws

4 years 21 weeks ago

WILLIAMSPORT -- In a response sent by Penn State Dean William Easterling to the Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA), a non-profit organization based in Williamsport, the University admits that the original version of a natural gas industry study was flawed. more»

Open Letter to PSU President: Disavow Marcellus Shale Papers

4 years 25 weeks ago

In an open letter to Pennsylvania State University president, Dr. Graham Spanier, the Responsible Drilling Alliance calls on the university to publicly disavow two papers funded by the Marcellus Shale Coalition.  These papers use the university’s reputation to portray the Coalition’s greatly exaggerated claims of economic impact as legitimate research. more»

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