Thursday, March 13, 2014

Angela Jenkins Honored at Greene County Extension Council Annual Meeting Feb. 24

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Greene County Extension Council held its 2014 annual meeting Monday, Feb. 24, inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. Three individuals were recognized for their long-term commitment to MU Extension programs by being named to the “Leader’s Honor Roll.”

One of those recipients was Angela Jenkins, project coordinator for the Ozarks Regional Food Policy Council (ORFPC) and a pediatric nutrition specialist for CoxHealth since 1994.

Angela has also partnered with Extension on many community projects, presentations and events.  She is working closely with Dr. Pam Duitsman on building Food Policy Councils in southwest Missouri communities, and helping communities decrease food insecurity.

“Angela has proven to be an extremely valuable partner in this work.  She is also currently partnering with me and other community leaders on a project to foster economic development in Greene County through the building of stronger infrastructures between large systems and local producers,” said Duitsman. “Angela’s community work is very impressive.  Her passion and devotion to the cause of local healthy food and healthy communities is truly inspirational.”

Angela also serves on the FoodCORE (Cultivating Our Regional Experience) Board, a non-profit that supports regional food systems management and Missouri Organic Association Board, which is dedicated to the support of organic agricultural practices in the state of Missouri.

“Extension’s Leaders Honor Roll program is intended to honor outstanding community leaders who have excelled in supporting or co-teaching MU Extension programs and who support Extension’s program priorities. The program priorities include three areas where Angela is a leader: enhanced economic viability, building strong individuals, families and communities, and creating and sustaining healthy environments,” said Duitsman.

Members of the Greene County Extension nutrition program were the evening’s guest speakers. They provided an overview of what MU Extension is doing to provide nutrition education for children and families in Greene County. In addition, oath of office for the newly elected Extension Council members was administered by Greene County Clerk Richard Struckoff.

For more information on MU Extension educational programs and services in Greene County, contact the extension center at (417) 881-8909 or visit

PHOTO AVAILABLE: A photo of Angela Jenkins receiving her award from Dr. Pam Duitsman is available for download at:


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