Pottawatomie County Family & Consumer Sciences
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
The OSU Extension Office can check the Gauge on a Pressure Canner to ensure it is reading accurately at 5, 11, and 15 pounds pressure. Accuracy of a gauge can assist in proper processing. Under processed food can pose a food safety issue for self stability. Over processed foods can cause quality issue for your product.
Call the Extension Office ahead of time to make sure the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator is available to check your equipment, or drop off your lid with gauge attached.
Use reliable Food Preservation Resources to ensure your garden produce is Food Safe for your family all year long. Not every recipe you see has been tested for self-life. The most up-to-date preservation research was published in 2009. Home canning can be a delicious and nutritious option for your family, but make sure you are not introducing food borne illness along with it!
The National Center for Home Food Preservation website has detailed recipes, educational resources and teaching videos for those interested in Home Food Preservation.
Parenting & Young Children
The OSU Family & Consumer Science programs offer a wide variety of workshops for parents over basic discipline and guidance, communication and parenting issues.
Co Parenting for Resiliency
- Registration Form
- Registration Survey completed online - Print verification page, submit with registration form and payment.
Registration Survey in Print - Submit the completed survey, registration form and payment.
All classes held at the OSU Extension Office which is located at 14001 Acme Road, Shawnee OK. A $40 registration fee must be paid PRIOR to class date. Registration documents and fee must be completed for class enrollment.
- January 22 (Saturday Class) 8:00am – 12:00pm
- April 23 (Saturday Class) 8:00am – 12:00pm
- July 16 (Saturday Class) 8:00am – 12:00pm
- October 22 (Saturday Class) 8:00am - 12:00pm
Classes with limited enrollment will be canceled 24 hours prior to class date.
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Strengthening Oklahoma Families
School Enrichment Programs
Pottawatomie County Extension Educators can provide educational programs for area classrooms, youth groups and afterschool programs. All programs can be offered in person as scheduling allows. Several are available in video format.
Please complete our online form to request a program for your classroom or group.
Character Critters - Six critters teach the importance of trust, fairness, responsibility, respect, caring and citizenship through interactive discussion and character stories. This program is perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten audiences.
Bully Proof Classroom – Kids learn how to prevent and handle issues of bullying behaviors. Understanding how to communicate, stand up for themselves and others and identify several bully behaviors. This literacy-based program teaches through six storybooks to help students solve a bully behavior problem presented. This program is appropriate for Kindergarten-2nd grade.
Growing Strong Bodies and Minds – Beginning food literacy program teaching basic food groups and simple nutrition facts. Topics include bread/grain, fruits, vegetable, dairy and exercise. Food experiences can be provided for lessons.