Creating the Link: Cooperative Marketing of Organic (All-natural) Beef

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1997: $9,854.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control, animal protection and health, feed formulation, free-range, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, vaccines, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers, application rate management
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, decision support system, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, physical control, prevention, sanitation, traps
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, employment opportunities, social networks, sustainability measures
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