Missouri Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Blend Experiential Learning to Grow Your Farm
Missouri beginning farmers program is a new pilot of training workshops, educational classes, internships and customized one-on-one technical assistance. The goal is to provide information and to assist those who are interested in farming.
While starting a new farm can be a daunting endeavor, the good news is there are more resources than ever before to assist you with developing a successful farming business. Take advantage of the information, resources, courses and government programs available to you.
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Event date: Dec. 12, 2023
Event time: | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Vernon, MO
Come learn how you can benefit from participating in USDA, MU Extension, and LUCE ISFOP farm and ranch programs.Through an introductory plain language presentation USDA personnel, LU Extension and MU Extension specialists will share basic information ...
Event date: Dec. 12, 2023
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In order to apply for these programs, a farm number with USDA Farm Service Agency is required. It may take several weeks for you to receive a farm number so you may want to start this process immediately. You can find your local county ...
News & articles
- Published: Monday, Nov. 20, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the University of Missouri a $676,784 grant to break down barriers for beginning farmers and ranchers in the St. Louis metropolitan region.MU Extension health ...
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Small and beginning farmers and ranchers can learn about funding for climate-smart fieldscapes through a Dec. 12 webinar from University of Missouri Extension. The program runs 6-8 p.m.Climate-smart fieldscapes use regenerative ...
- Published: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Institute for Defense and Energy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Veterans Community Project are working on a problem shared by deployed military personnel and urban ...
- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
POTOSI, Mo. – Beginning farmer and 25-year Army veteran Eric Work’s calendar is full of educational programs offered by University of Missouri Extension.“MU Extension programs are a godsend,” Work says. “I benefit from the amazing, ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2022
Alice RoachSenior Research Associate, Applied Social SciencesJoe ParcellProfessor, Agricultural Economics; Director, Center for Risk Management & Research; Kansas State UniversityFor local food producers, marketing decisions are as important as ...
Publication date: Feb. 11, 2021
TopicsWhy direct marketingNiche marketsLive beefBeef on the railRetail cutsPricingSeasonal changesFrozen vs. freshUSDA legal definitionsProcessingProduct labelingCustomer FAQsMissouri AgrAbilityInnovative Small Farmer's Outreach ProgramPages32
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
Donale Richards, Margaret Krome and Alejandra HernandezMichael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI)National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) policy staffThis guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs in supporting ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Larry D. GodseyCenter for AgroforestryAgroforestry is often promoted for its conservation benefits and potential income diversity. However, federal tax incentives may provide the greatest benefit to some landowners. Accordingly, agroforestry tax ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Larry D. GodseyCenter for AgroforestryAgroforestry describes a set of land use practices that incorporate trees, shrubs, forages, crops and/or livestock designed in a way that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.This publication is ...
Created to help the small farmers and ranchers of Missouri, especially those who are socially disadvantaged and underserved, to raise the level of efficiency on their farms while taking good care of the soil, water and the environment.
The Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority administers a program that enables lenders to receive federally tax-exempt interest on loans made to beginning farmers. The tax savings are passed on to beginning farmers in the form of lower ...
North Central Region SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a federal agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences.
Meet the experts
- Karen Funkenbusch INSTRUCTOR, EXTNS View Profile
- Kendra Graham EXTENSION ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST View Profile
- Joni Harper FIELD SPECIALIST IN NATURAL RESOURCES View Profile
- Travis Harper FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Rachel Hopkins FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS View Profile
- Debi Kelly FIELD SPECIALIST IN HORTICULTURE View Profile
- Rebecca Mott PROF, AST View Profile
- Elizabeth Picking FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Brenda Schreck FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
This program is supported by funds from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under sponsored project number 2018-70017-28578.