Developing Pasture-based Dairy Systems for Family Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $81,463.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Robert Kallenbach
University of Missouri-Columbia

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, manure management, grazing - multispecies, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: decision support system, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, study circle, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, agricultural finance, risk management
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, partnerships, analysis of personal/family life
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