Diversity Increases Profits for Small Livestock Producers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $13,940.00
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:


  • Agronomic: corn, flax, millet, oats, rye, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, broccoli, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, sheep


  • Animal Production: grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, winter forage, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, competition, integrated pest management, mulches - living
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.