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Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer
MU Extension in Ralls County

P O Box 540
New London, MO 63459


As a County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education with a food science background, an area of work that I target is food safety. I am currently a certified proctor for ServSafe. I teach the ServSafe course on a as needed basis. I am also a certified instructor for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower training course.



M.S. Food Science, University of Missouri, 1991 Thesis: Investigation of Intramuscular Lipid Distribution and Retention of Total Lipids in Pork Loins B.S. Food Science and Nutrition, University of Missouri, 1989 Minor: Chemistry

Publications: Rourke, Thomas J., Clarke Andrew D. and Meyer, James E. (1992) Microwave Cooking of Restructured Pork Roasts. Journal of Muscle Foods 3, 243-251.

Grants: Healthy Lifestyles (HeLP) - $60,000, 2008

HEED Grant - $500, 2006

HEED Grant -$200, 1994

Awards and Honors: UMEA Meritorious Service Award, 2002

Carl N. Scheneman Award, 1994

Skills and Qualifications:

MELD graduate, 2005

ELD Team Member – 2006 - 2009

MELD Training team member 2008-2009

Regional Information Technology Specialist – 1997-2001

Quickbooks training team member – 2000-2001

County Program Director – 2001 - 2018

County Engagement Specialist -- 2019 to present

Global Foods team member - 2014 to 2015

Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Proctor for the National Restaurant Association – 2009-present

Professional Associations

Institute of Food Technologists – Member since 1989

UMEA – member since 1996