Agricultural Business and Policy (ABP) Extension faculty analyze relevant economic, industry and value-added opportunities for Missourians. This work includes funded economic impact studies, feasibility studies, marketing studies, business plans and other analysis for agricultural businesses and stakeholders across the state. View recent efforts below and contact us for more information to engage with the ABP team.
Industrial Hemp in Missouri — Production, Economics, Markets, Value Chains
Industrial hemp became a legal crop for Missouri producers to grow in 2020. The Missouri Industrial Hemp Steering committee (group of Missouri crop producers) sought and received funding from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority to develop a series of educational resources for Missouri industrial hemp entrepreneurs to be successful.
Industry stakeholders wanted an evaluation of opportunities to stimulate growth and investment in the Missouri beef industry. Cattle feeding, feed tracking/monitoring technologies, meat processor modernization and fescue toxicosis mitigation strategies were explored in a report that document impact of the cattle industry to Missouri.
Marketing Opportunities for Missouri’s Niche Meat and Poultry Processors
This marketing-oriented study considers how Missouri niche meat and poultry processors may diversify their businesses, adopt new marketing or distribution models to enhance their competitiveness or add capacity to meet emerging business opportunities. View our related video lessons and audio stories.
Public agencies in Missouri have devoted extensive effort toward educating and incentivizing more than 18,300 producers to adopt improved grazing management practices. This report estimates the economic impacts of Missouri's grazing schools to the economy.