Your gardens will soon be filled with fresh fruits and vegetables but before you begin preserving make sure you are ready! Updated publications with safe and tested preservation recipes can be found
at your local extension office. Publications are available for canning produce such as apples, cherries, sweet corn, cucumbers, peaches, beans, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, and vegetables! If you are interested in canning a food that you don’t have a recipe for, just contact us and we are happy to find you a safe and trusted preservation recipe!
Individuals of all ages are encouraged to exhibit a prized item, creation, and/or skill in Open Class at your county fair. The fair is a great place to see local talent on display and to enjoy entertainment with your friends and family. Contact your local Post Rock District Office for the complete fair schedules and exhibiting guidelines. You can also visit http://www.postrock.k-state.edu/4-h/county-fairs/.
New dates have been added to the pressure gauge testing schedule. Please drop off your gauge at least one day before the date listed for each county and we will test your gauge and make recommendations if needed. It is recommended to have your pressure gauge tested each year before you begin canning your harvest! Contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 524-4432.
The Post Rock District is hosting a Farm Succession Planning Seminar! The featured speakers will provide resources, tools, and insight related to: steps to keep the family farming, rural business succession planning, strategic financial planning with land and commodity trends, legal and tax considerations, and leaving a legacy through charitable giving. The seminar will also include a question and answer panel with nationally and state recognized experts. For details and registration information visit www.postrock.ksu.edu.
Research shows that a father’s positive engagement can improve child well-being whether they live full-time with their children or not.
Fathers make important contributions to their kids’ development—and do so in ways that are different from mother’s contributions. Fathers are more likely to use advanced language around young kids, which promotes vocabulary development. Fathers also tend to prioritize rough-and-tumble play, letting kids explore, and playing more than caretaking, which establish independence and positive social skills. Positive father engagement has been linked to better outcomes on measures of child well-being, such as cognitive development, educational achievement, self-esteem, and pro-social behavior.
Positive fatherhood experiences provide great value for kids. Child Trends shares more information explaining why fathers matter at http://bit.ly/1YvwZuz.
Whether you are new to canning or just need a refresher on safe canning techniques, the Rapid Response Center has new food preservation videos! Follow this link for videos from choosing the right tested recipe to the canning process all the way to removing the jars from your canner. http://www.rrc.k-state.edu/preservation/videos.html
Raspberries, grapes, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, watermelon, cauliflower, white peaches, blackberries, plums, the list goes on and on! Add some patriotic color and nutrients to your 4th of July Celebrations with red, white, and blue fruits and vegetables.