Use of a Vegetative Filter as an Alternative Waste Management System for a Sustainable Seasonal Management-Intensive Grazing Dairy

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $29,880.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Federal Funds: $8,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $71,288.00
ACE Funds: $25,875.00
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Richard Crawford, Jr.
University of Missouri, SW Research Center

Annual Reports


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


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, feed rations, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration
    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.