Putnam County

Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know you should get your pressure canner dial gauge tested annually? Call the Extension Office to schedule an appointment to get your gauge tested for accuracy. There is a $5 fee.

Are you interested in a food preservation workshop? Call the Extension Office to find out about upcoming classes on canning, drying, freezing, etc.! You can look for statewide events here.

Have specific questions on preserving food? Consider the National Center for Home Food Preservation your go-to source! View their webpage here. If you have more specific questions, or would like printed/emailed information, please give me a call at 765-653-8411.

ServSafe certification means that you have obtained sufficient knowledge about food and beverage safety and handling to earn one of the certificates. This certificate is required in all Indiana food service establishments.  

Register for an upcoming ServSafe Food Managers class here.

Do you have diabetes? Want to make the the best choices for your health? The Dining with Diabetes program can help! Learn the skills needed to promote good health through cooking demonstrations and food sampling. Give me a call for more information about upcoming programs!

Are you wanting someone to walk with so you do not have to venture out along? Perfect! Our Extension Office hosts 2-3 walking groups per year. Give us a call to see when our next group is starting so you can join along.

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Call the Extension office to learn about any upcoming offerings!

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Are you interested in joining a local club? Giving back to your community? Give me a call and I can direct you to our current Homemaker President to find a club that is right for you!

The Putnam County Fair begins the last Friday leading up to the final full week in July.

Visit this page for up-to-date information regarding the Putnam County Adult Open Class at the fair.

Questions regarding AOC can be directed to the Extension Office.

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