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Younger people, and men alike, are getting more interested in food preservation. Photo by - Vicki Gerdes

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Over the last few decades, the art of canning produce has changed some, but the age group taking part has changed quite a bit.

Judy Fankhanel, who teaches family and consumer science at Detroit Lakes School, has also been teaching classes through the Extension Office in Wisconsin and now community education class in Detroit Lakes.


In the beginning, she said, it was people in their 50s and 60s. Now, it's everyone down to teenagers with an interest.

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