Native Warm-Season Grass Planning Budget

This MU Extension budget planning tool can help farmers estimate costs and returns of establishing native warm-season grass forage species. This resource includes an overview of how to use the tool over multiple years and an Excel sheet that you can download and use to plan.

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Regenerative Poultry

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance is a non-profit focused on “scaling up a systems-level regenerative poultry solution that restores ecological balance, produces nourishing food, and puts money back into the hands of farmers and food chain workers”. They offer a range of training opportunities and resources on creating productive regenerative poultry systems. Check out what...

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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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Multifunctional Agroforestry with Dr. Sarah Lovell

In this episode of the Field, Lab, Earth podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, MU’s Dr. Sarah Lovell discusses the various uses and forms of agroforestry, how agroforestry can benefit both farmers and their surrounding communities, and some tips for implementing agroforestry at scale. Tune in to learn: What are the main functions...

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Managing Warm-Season Grass Pastures

Native warm-season grasses have multiple benefits to soil health and for cattle production. This Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) resource provides guidance for planting legumes with native grass, haying, maintenance burning, and rotational grazing.

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Missouri Prairie Foundation: Prairie Strips

Missouri Prairie Foundation: Prairie Strips

This Missouri Prairie Foundation’s resource on explains the benefits of prairie strips and offers resources on how to establish them on your land, including how the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can support adoption.

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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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CREATING INVITING POLLINATOR HABITATS IN AGRICULTURE

This handout offers advice to integrate pollinator habitats within your farming systems.

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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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Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) – USDA, NRCS

USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps farmers and landowners implement conservation practices to improve your operation and address natural resources concerns through a comprehensive (whole-farm) approach.  CSP contracts are set by state.  Here is a list of Missouri CSP practices and estimates payments.    To get started with CSP, contact your local USDA service...

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