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Teamwork is rewarded

Learning to preserve food at home properly requires food safety knowledge and skill to ensure food’s long-term safety and quality. The Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness team earned first place by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for its marketing package of the Fill Your Pantry Home Food Preservation webinar series.

Illinois Extension educators reached 1.8 million people with their 2020 marketing of the webinar series and 31 Days of Home Food Preservation social media campaign. Mary Liz Wright, nutrition and wellness educator in Clark, Crawford, and Edgar counties, was a team member, receiving recognition in 2021.