JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s farmers constantly explore ways to add value to the already vast array of products grown and raised in the Show Me State. The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture grant program fosters new enterprises that contribute to the vitality of rural communities.
This year, 12 Missouri agricultural groups received grants totaling $822,868 to assist them in adding value to Missouri agricultural products. Two projects will turn local crops into meals for Missouri school students and ten projects will look at the feasibility of converting Missouri agricultural products into more valuable end products such as compost, branded fruit and vegetable products, identity-preserved livestock and poultry feed, and bio-based sources of energy.
— Missouri Department of Agriculture
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