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Measuring Progress In Extension’s Goal Of Doubling Value Of Missouri’s Ag Output

Unless it becomes possible for Missouri to annex neighboring states, University of Missouri Extension will have to make do with the acreage currently in use to reach their goal of doubling the value of the state’s agricultural output by 2030, all while ensuring sustainability.  Associate dean for Extension Rob Kallenbach…

Kallenbach explains how they’ll measure the state’s progress over the next decade.

University of Missouri associate dean for extension Rob Kallenbach says a pair of studies have helped outline their goals.  The Show-Me State Food, Beverage and Forest Products Manufacturing survey has identified areas where Missouri can add $70 billion in value to products from the state’s farms and forests, while the Workforce Needs Assessment has outlined what capital and labor are needed to create new food and agribusiness.