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Home Food Preservation Self-Study Course

Canning supplies arranged on a kitchen counter.
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Originally developed with contributions by Megan Erickson, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist, and Hope Kleine, former SDSU Extension Health Education Field Specialist.

SDSU Extension offers a Home Food Preservation self-paced online course. This course provides research-based information on food preservation. Participants will learn modern, up-to-date methods of food preservation and become comfortable in their ability to safely and successfully preserve food at home. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.


  • basics of food preservation
  • water bath canning
  • pressure canning
  • freezing
  • drying
  • selling home canned goods

Throughout the course there are educational documents available for download as well as links to our website for additional food preservation resources. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email which will supply you with how to set up your account and how to access your training.