QUINCY -- University of Illinois Extension is offering free testing of dial gauge pressure canners at its offices in Adams, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties.

Although Extension offices are closed to the public, lids or gauges can be dropped off for testing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Quincy and Carthage, on Mondays in Pittsfield and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Rushville.

Once the lids are checked, owners will be contacted for pickup.

More information is available by calling the Adams County office at 217-223-8380, the Hancock County office at 217-357-2150, the Pike County office at 217-285-5543 and the Schuyler County office at 217-322-3382.

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