The following publications cover topics related to Missouri Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Market Channels for Locally Raised Foods


Sell Missouri vegetables via CSAs; U-pick sales; on-farm, roadside, farmers markets; co-ops; wholesale auctions; restaurants, institutions, supermarkets.

Successfully Direct Marketing Beef


Get tips on direct marketing beef in this 32-page publication.

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities


Learn about funding offered by federal programs in support of agricultural and forestry innovations, specifically, program resources in community development; sustainable land management; and value-added and diversified agriculture and forestry.

Tax Considerations for the Establishment of Agroforestry Practices


Learn tax advantages for planting trees for timber, using personal property for business use, investing in conservation and reporting timber sales as capital gains.

Funding Incentives for Agroforestry in Missouri


Find government and private funding programs to finance practices such as alley cropping, windbreaks, riparian buffers, silvopasture and forest farming.

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