Extension notes is written by K-State Extension of Harvey County extension agents Scott Eckert, Susan Jackson and Ryan Flaming. They focus on horticulture and agriculture.
I am beginning to see signs of spring fever. Seed catalogs are coming, soil samples are arriving in our office and food preservation classes are requested.
Whether you need to brush up on food preservation methods or are new to the idea, we have a class for you.
Karen Blakeslee, MS, Rapid Response Center Coordinator, will provide classes at the following locations.
• El Dorado, April 27, Contact Barb Roths, email@example.com or 316-321-9660
• Hutchinson, June 4, Contact Jennifer Schroeder, firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-662-2371.
• Salina, June 5, Contact Lea Robinson, email@example.com or 785-392-2147
• Wichita, June 12 and July 30, Contact Denise Dias, firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-660-0100
Other locations are available. Call 316-284-6930 for information.
Join the hands on workshops to learn about pressure canning, water bath canning, dehydration, and freezing your food harvest.
Other classes that are available are "Eating Well, Cooking Less" that will be provided by K State Research and Extension, Harvey County. The class will take place at the Harvey County Health Department, 316 N Oak Street, Newton, on Friday mornings 10:00 to 11:00, February 22, March 1, March 8 and March 15. Registration is appreciated by February 20 by calling Harvey County Extension 316-284-6930 or the Harvey County Health Department, 316-283-1637
Interested in becoming a food judge? Food Judge Trainings are scheduled in Kansas from March 12 to June 3. Call 316-284-6930, the K-State Research and Extension, Harvey County Office for locations and other details. Food judges have the opportunity to educate talented 4-Hers through judging foods at the fair.
Remember Walk Kansas March 17 through May 11. Register by February 21 at the Harvey County Extension 316-284-6930 to save $1.00 and to order a T-shirt or sweat shirt. Kick off is scheduled for March 14 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the West Community Room, lower level of the Harvey County Courthouse.