MU Extension and Rocking W
to Offer Jerky Making Workshop in Crane
September 30, 2021
Deer hunting season is right around the corner. Here in the Ozarks, making jerky has been a popular way to preserve venison for generations. The University of Missouri Extension’s upcoming Jerky Making Workshop can help you preserve your haul from hunting safely and efficiently. “Sometimes recipes and cooking techniques get distorted when handed down and other times we learn new information that changes the way we should handle highly perishable foods such as venison. Our ultimate goal is to help people keep their food safe,” says Nutrition and Health Specialist, Jenni Nevatt. Nevatt has partnered with Rocking W Farm & Home in Crane to offer the jerky making workshop in the store on Thursday, October 21 from 7-8:00 pm. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 15 registrants aged 13+. You may register by calling 417-357-6812 or by going online https://extension.missouri.edu/events/home-food-preservation-jerky-making-rocking-w-farm-home to reserve your spot today. The fee for the workshop is $20/participant and covers the cost of the class. Participants will learn information about preserving meat safely with dehydration, observe dehydration demonstrations, and will receive a variety of jerky samples from local meat sources. Jerky is great for snacking, traveling, or even gifting but only if it is preserved safely.