Nutrition Program Office in Springfield

University of Missouri Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program has a location in Springfield at 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Suite F200, Springfield, Mo. The FNEP office phone number is (417) 886-2059 . The location is sometimes referred to as the Greene County Extension Annex. The goal of FNEP is to assist Missourians with limited resources in achieving lifelong health and fitness. In southwest Missouri, programs for youth and adults provide nutrition, food safety and tasting opportunities that allow participants to learn about healthy food choices and regular physical activity. Partnering with other agencies — like schools, after-school programs, summer youth programs, WIC, Head Start, Health Departments, Food Stamp offices and a variety of social service agencies providing services to limited–income families — is a key to FNEP’s success.

Map to the new location (PDF)

Testing of Pressure Canner Gauges

Testing for dial-type pressure canner lids is available at the Greene County Extension office located inside the Botanical Center. Dial-type gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. Our office does charge $2 per gauge for this test.

Food Hubs and Community Food Planning

Nutrition Specialist Dr. Pam Duitsman works on some very special projects under her USDA assignment. Learn more (PDF)

Order our "Seasonal and Simple" cookbook

"Seasonal and Simple" is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. Place your order with the Greene County Extension Center while supplies last. Order form (PDF)

Food Preservation

Handouts for the food preservation camp.

Before you Start to Can Learn the Basics (PDF)  |   Boiling Water Canning (PDF)

Causes and Possible Solutions (PDF)    |  Dehydration (PDF)

Drying Food (PDF)    |    Freezing Basics (PDF)

Freezing Fruits (PDF)   |   Freezing Meats (PDF)

Freezing Unusual Fruits and Veggies (PDF)   |  Freezing Vegetables (PDF)

Freezing (PDF)    |   How to Dry Foods at Home (PDF)

How to Use Dried Foods (PDF)    |    In a Pickle (PDF)

Pack a Pickled Product (PDF)   |   Pickling (PDF)

Preserve Your Fresh Garden Delights (PDF)   |   Pressure Canning (PDF)

Steam Canning (PDF)   |   Steps to Success in Home Canning (PDF)

What Dries Well Fruits (PDF)   |  What Dries Well Vegetables (PDF)

Problems with Pickling (PDF)