Developing Alternative Distribution Networks to Groceries and Food Cooperatives for Sustainably Produced Missouri Grown Food

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $97,931.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Federal Funds: $7,804.00
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Russell Kremer
Missouri Farmers Union

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, millet, peanuts, potatoes, rice, rye, sorghum (milo), soybeans, wheat
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), cherries, grapes, peaches, berries (strawberries), melons
  • Nuts: pecans, walnuts
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, cabbages, carrots, cucurbits, onions, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, trees
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, sheep, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: homeopathy
  • Crop Production: application rate management, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, decision support system, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, participatory research, study circle, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: economic threshold, mulches - killed, sanitation
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, nutrient mineralization
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, public participation, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, social networks, 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.