Increasing Diversity of Ozark Adapted Open Pollinated Seed Varieties

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $17,512.84
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Daniel Roth
Elixir Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: beans, celery, leeks, peas (culinary), peppers, tomatoes


  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: prevention
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture, permaculture
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    The increasing Diversity of Ozark Seeds Project will generate 25 new varieties to be included in the Ozark Seed Bank located in Brixey, MO. Seed trials and grow outs will begin with seeds from the Arkansas Central University Ozark Studies Seed Collection.

    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.