The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension first released the So Easy to Preserve book and a video series in 1983. Since that time, the book is now in its 4th edition and a new 5th edition is planned for 2006. The 4th edition has sold over 10,000 copies to consumers and educators throughout the United States and even other countries.

USDA, the nationwide Cooperative Extension System, and particularly the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension have a long history of providing research-based educational information and recommendations on home food preservation methods. Cooperative Extension provides educational programs to Georgia citizens as part of the University of Georgia's outreach to the state. Programming is offered in family and consumer sciences (including food safety and nutrition), agricultural and environmental sciences, and 4-H/youth development. University of Georgia Extension programs are administered by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences cooperating.

The National Center for Home Food Processing and Preservation (NCHFP) was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES-USDA) in 2000 as a multi-institutional effort with The University of Georgia and Alabama A&M University as the primary institutions. In addition to conducting research and providing educational outreach to the nationwide Cooperative Extension System, the NCHFP makes available information on home food preservation methods from USDA and the Extension system through a website, www.uga.edu/nchfp.

Access to other University of Georgia food preservation publications and all the USDA and National Center methods for preserving foods shown in the So Easy to Preserve videos can be found at the above website.

So Easy to Preserve Project Faculty at the University of Georgia

Elizabeth L. Andress, PhD
Professor & Extension Food Safety Specialist
The University of Georgia

Judy A. Harrison, PhD
Professor & Extension Food Safety Specialist
The University of Georgia

Mark A. Harrison, PhD
Professor, Food Science & Technology
The University of Georgia

William L. Kerr, PhD
Associate Professor, Food Science & Technology
The University of Georgia

Additional Project Team Members

James P. Hansen
Web Site Administrator

Elaine M. D'sa, Ph.D.
Research Coordinator

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This material is based on work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 00-5111-9762.

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