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.
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.
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News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – For now, the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory remains open.“We understand the essential role the lab plays in supporting Missouri's agricultural industry,” said Robert Kallenbach, MU Extension senior ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will receive a $432,747 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.The grant runs September 2018 to August 2021, says ...
Publication date: Feb. 11, 2021
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Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
<p class="blurbnote"><strong>Editor's note</strong><br />The following abstract describes a guide that is available as a PDF. A link to downloading is on this page.</p><h5>Donale Richards, Margaret Krome and ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Agroforestry 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 designed to help landowners and natural ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Agroforestry 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 advantages can also be derived from three ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2015
Marketing is as important to vegetable growers as a high yield. Producing vegetable crops is often relatively easy, but finding a market or optimal combination of markets can be challenging. Low transportation costs and the ability to produce ...
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 last few years have been difficult for farm and ranch families. Many are experiencing financial and emotional stress as a result. To assist farm families during these stressful times, the “Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A ...
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.