The following publications cover topics related to Urban Agriculture. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Microgreens Planning Budget

New

Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns from producing microgreens in Missouri.

Beekeeping Planning Budget

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Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns when beekeeping and producing honey in Missouri.

Controlled Environment Agriculture: Hydroponic Farming

New

Learn about ways to grow vegetables, fruits and related crops in indoor hydroponic systems and environmental control considerations for managing production.

Small Acreage Business Planning in Missouri

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Learn why business planning around marketing, assets and profitability is important for launching a successful small acreage enterprise. Be sure to envision your goals as you consider enterprises.

Funding Agricultural Business Development With Federal and State Grants

Reviewed

Identify federal and state grants that may fund business development for your farm or agribusiness. Learn nine steps involved in preparing a grant proposal, and pick up proposal writing best practices that will increase your odds of receiving funding.

Market Channels for Locally Raised Foods

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

Harnessing Social Media to Build Your Business

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Find tips to make your own social media plan — everything from setting goals and choosing the right platforms to building an audience and planning content.

Starting and Operating a Farmers Market: Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn what makes a farmers market successful and feasible. Get tips about how to start or improve a market to make local food available in your community.

Sampling Safely at Farmers Markets — Fact Sheet

Reviewed

Read this to understand sampling regulations at farmers markets. Learn how to establish and estimate costs for handwash stations and washing and sanitizing stations.

Selecting an Appropriate Pricing Strategy

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Learn how to price a product based on your cost and profit objectives, demand and competition. See five strategies used to price value-added agricultural products.

Selling Strategies for Local Food Producers

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Learn how farms can market local food directly to consumers by building relationships with buyers, discovering customer needs, providing quality service.

Break-even Pricing, Revenue and Units

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Learn how to find a value-added agricultural product’s break-even price and use it to set the product's price and estimate its break-even revenue and unit sales.

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