University of Wyoming Extension News

Preparing meat jerky at home workshop topic in Rock Springs

Participants will learn how to select meat and prepare jerky during hands-on sessions at a workshop Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4, in Rock Springs.

The sessions are 6:30-8:30 p.m. both days in room 1444 at Western Wyoming Community College, said Josefina Ibarra, nutrition and food safety educator with University of Wyoming Extension.

The cost is $10 per person for supplies.

Sessions cover meat selection, preparation, seasoning and curing, food safety recommendations, smoking and drying equipment and proper storage.

Ibarra and Shawn Moore, meat and health inspector with the Wyoming Department of Health, will teach the sessions.

“It is a great opportunity for Wyoming residents to come and learn how to safely preserve their meat,” said Ibarra. “It’s the time of the year when hunters come back home and preserve their meat through different preservation processes: freezing, dehydrating or canning.”

For more information or to register, please contact the UW Extension office in Sweetwater County at 307-352-6775 or 307-872-6310.