Funding Incentives for Agroforestry in Missouri

Editor's note: The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF. Please see the link to the PDF file on this page.

Larry D. Godsey
Center for Agroforestry

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 resource professionals find appropriate sources of funding for establishing and maintaining agroforestry practices.

The financial success of agroforestry practices does not depend on the availability of government funding programs, nor should it. However, the funding programs noted in this publication were developed as incentives for good stewardship and, when properly designed and managed, agroforestry is good stewardship. Although there are more funding programs than described in this document, the programs listed represent federal, state, and private sources with the greatest application to agroforestry.

Table of contents

  • 1. Federal Funding Incentives for Agroforestry
    • 1.1. USDA/FSA
      • 1.1.1. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
      • 1.1.2. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)
      • 1.1.3. Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
    • 1.2. USDA/NRCS
      • 1.2.1. Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
      • 1.2.2. Wetland Reserve Program (WRP)
      • 1.2.3. Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
      • 1.2.4. Conservation Security Program (CSP)
    • 1.3 USDA/FS
      • 1.3.1. Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP)
    • 1.4. SARE
      • 1.4.1. Research and Education Grants
      • 1.4.2. Professional Development Program (PDP) Grants
      • 1.4.3. Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE)
      • 1.4.4. Producer Grants
    • 1.5. USFWS
      • 1.5.1. Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW)
  • 2. State Funding Incentives for Agroforestry
    • 2.1. Missouri Department of Agriculture
      • 2.1.1. Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Award Program
      • 2.1.2. Agriculture Alternative Loan Program
    • 2.2. Missouri Department of Conservation
      • 2.2.1. Missouri Agroforestry Program
      • 2.2.2. MDC Cost Share Program
    • 2.3. Missouri Department of Natural Resources
      • 2.3.1. Soil and Water Conservation Program (SWCP) Cost Share
      • 2.3.2. Agricultural Non-Point Source Special Area Land Treatment (AgNPS/SALT) Grants
  • 3. Private Funding Sources for Agroforestry
    • 3.1. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
      • 3.1.1. Native Plant Conservation Initiative
      • 3.1.2. Conservation on Private Lands
    • 3.2. National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)
    • 3.3. Quail Unlimited (QU)
    • 3.4. Ducks Unlimited (DU)
    • 3.5. Pheasants Forever (PF)


  • Alley cropping
  • Windbreaks
  • Riparian buffers
  • Silvopasture
  • Forest farming


  • 24