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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Safe Home Food Preservation

Food preservation has evolved over the years. With the knowledge of what foodborne illnesses can occur, it is important to use proper procedures and tested recipes to prepare safe preserved foods. Many resources abound on this topic. Below are links to K-State food preservation publications.

Other useful resources:


Jerky is a nutrient-dense meat that has been made lightweight by drying. Because most of the moisture is removed, it is shelf stable – can be stored without refrigeration – making it a handy food for backpackers and others who don't have access to refrigerators. Learn more about jerky and preparing in safely from the publications below.


Jessica Kootz 

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
210 N. Kansas 
Suite #1
Ellsworth, KS 67439

food preservation