Food, Beverage, and Forest Products Manufacturing Initiative

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Teconomy Partners LLC, found Missouri's food, beverage and forest product manufacturing industries could grow to $70 billion. The study was the first phase in the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage, and Forest Products Manufacturing Initiative.

When reviewing the study's results, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, along with additional partners such as Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe and the Missouri Agricultural Foundation, identified three recommendations for agricultural expansion:

  • Enhance regional and local food systems
  • Expand Missouri's research, development and production of healthful foods
  • Advance value-added processing activities for major Missouri commodities, such as livestock, soybean, corn, dairy and eggs.

As the Show-Me-State Food, Beverage, and Forest Products Manufacturing Initiative progresses, MU Extension will play a pivotal role in training Missourians interested in growing or starting a new agriculture business.

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