Establishing and managing native grasses in Missouri

The MU/MDC Native Grass Extension Project and Native Grass Group are focused on implementing educational programs and demonstrations on the benefits of native warm-season grasses for forage production, wildlife habitat and conservation in Missouri. Check out the project and see resources by clicking More Information below!

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2021 Conference videos – Missouri State Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Watch video recordings of this virtual conference, held December 14th and 15th, 2021. Sessions include: Welcome and opening remarks with Scott Edwards, MO NRCS State Conservationist Farmer Panel 1: Farmer experiences with cover crops in Missouri –with Dr. Rob Myers and producers Johnny Hunter, Kate Lambert, Liz Graznak and Cecil Harness Boosting soil health...

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Incentive programs for regenerative practices

Implementing new farming practices can be hard. Luckily there are several different opportunities to help you adopt regenerative farming practices.  Here, we will provide a breakdown of public and private programs that offer economic and/or consulting incentives to smooth the transition.  As we learn about new programs, we will continue to update this page!...

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Missouri Department of Conservation Private Lands and Agriculture

The Missouri Departent of Conservation provides many resources to learn about improving your Missouri grasslands. This site will also help you find your local private land conservationist who can advise you on how to implement conservation practices on your farm or land.

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University of Missouri Soil Health Assessment Center website

Learn about and how to use the services offered to farmers, landowners, researchers, consulting firms, state agencies, and landscape architects by the Soil Health Assessment Center. These services include soil characterization services of physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.

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SARE Cover Crop Economics Report

This resource, Cover Crop Economics: Opportunities to Improve Your Bottom Line in Row Crops, explores the economics of cover crops in corn and soybean rotations to help farmers answer that big question, when do cover crops pay?

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MU Cover Crop Extension Guide

This handout, Cover Crops in Missouri: Putting Them to Work on Your Farm, provides information on what to consider when planting cover crops and delves into different cover crop options and when and how to use them.

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Cover crop recipes

The Midwest Cover Crops Council provides these “Cover Crop Recipes” to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. They include resources specific to each Midwest state.

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Grazing with Wildlife Management

Information from MDC on how native warm season grasses can benefit livestock and wildlife.

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