Our work

Agricultural Business and Policy (ABP) Extension faculty analyze relevant economic, industry and value-added opportunities for Missourians. This work includes funded economic impact studies, feasibility studies, marketing studies, business plans and other analysis for agricultural businesses and stakeholders across the state. View recent efforts below and contact us for more information to engage with the ABP team.

  • Industrial Hemp in Missouri — Production, Economics, Markets, Value Chains

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    • Industrial hemp became a legal crop for Missouri producers to grow in 2020. The Missouri Industrial Hemp Steering committee (group of Missouri crop producers) sought and received funding from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority to develop a series of educational resources for Missouri industrial hemp entrepreneurs to be successful.
    • Missouri industrial hemp resources

  • Missouri Beef Value-Added Study

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    • Industry stakeholders wanted an evaluation of opportunities to stimulate growth and investment in the Missouri beef industry. Cattle feeding, feed tracking/monitoring technologies, meat processor modernization and fescue toxicosis mitigation strategies were explored in a report that document impact of the cattle industry to Missouri.
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    • Missouri Beef Value-Added Report (PDF)

  • Economic Impact of Missouri Grazing School

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    • Public agencies in Missouri have devoted extensive effort toward educating and incentivizing more than 18,300 producers to adopt improved grazing management practices. This report estimates the economic impacts of Missouri's grazing schools to the economy.
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    • Missouri Grazing School Impact report (PDF)

Enhancing Missouri's value added agriculture industry


Work with us

ABP routinely partners with agricultural producers, businesses, and industry stakeholders on entrepreneurial opportunities in Missouri. We offer consulting for clients on projects related to:

  • Concept evaluation and feasibility assessments
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Industry and value chain analysis
  • Marketing and business plans
  • Related business and industry services

Contact us to discuss your project