Getting Started in Farming through Sustainable Agriculture

1995 Annual Report for FNC95-103

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1995: $4,996.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:

Getting Started in Farming through Sustainable Agriculture


To overcome the high captial requirements needed for traditional farming operations, other opportunities must be devleoped to allow beginning farmers to become establishe din agriculture.

Objectives: 1) To demonstate the processes, applications and opportunities beginning farmers must deal with to convert a traditional cash grain operation to a diverified self-sustaining farming system, and 2) to identify and bring together farmers in west central Missouri who are interested and involved in developing sustainble farm systems in order to share experiences and intiate networks.

Results: Due to adverse weather conditions, the project was not fully implemented in 1996 and has been extended for one year.