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Missouri Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Awards

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2004 Recipients


1. Incorporating a Rainwater Collection and Gravity-Fed Watering System into a Wildflower and Herb Raised-Bed Market Garden Production System
Cindy Becker
P.O. Box 229
Montreal, MO 65591

2. Use of Solar Power for Temperature Control and Watering Systems in High Tunnels
Bryan Boeckmann
P.O. Box 131
Westphalia, MO 65085

3. Improving Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability by Reducing Dependence on Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides while Improving the Soil
Jim and Linda Comley
30 Soda Creek Road
Buffalo, MO 65622

4. Evaluating Poultry Litter as a Source of Fertility and a Tool to Increase Plant Species Diversity in Both Cool and Warm Season Grasses in a Managed Grazing System
Tom Craft
RR 4, Box 713
Butler, MO 64730

5. Researching and Testing the Direct Marketing of Locally Produced Goat Milk and Milk Products (mainly cheeses)
Renae and Steve Farnsworth
Route 1, Box 31
Downing, MO 63536

6. Producing Naturalized Queen Honeybees from Mite Resistant Stock
Grant F. C. Gillard
3721 N. High Street
Jackson, MO 63755

7. Reclamation of Forest By-Products into Nutritional Soils Using Fungi
Tim Hite
396 Cedar Hills Road
Ozark, MO 65721

8. Use of Strip Cropping, Poultry Litter and Overseeding Ryegrass to Increase Productivity and Sustainability of a Diversified Crop/Livestock Farm in West Central Missouri
Gary Ogg
37512 Highway 10
Richmond, MO 64085

9. Aquaculture System Management in Reestablished Wetlands
Jason Pobst
321 Nancy Drive
Sikeston, MO 63801

10. Evaluate New Market Opportunities for Domestic Fiber Products, Including Wool, Mohair and Alpaca Fibers
Lyn Simuns
9245 SE Hwy PP
Collins, MO 64738

11. Growing & Harvesting Shrimp in Missouri
Paul Smith
695 Bennett Street
Lebanon, MO 65536


1st Alternate

Assessing the Viability of Low Cost, Easily Assembled, Portable PVC Pens for Pastured Poultry
Mike Knoll
6351 E. Bass Lane
Columbia, MO 65201

2nd Alternate

Creating Aquaculture for Specialty Cut Flowers through Renovation of Historic Pond Site
Kerry M. Clark
772 SE 450 Road
Clinton, MO 64735

3rd Alternate

The Modern Diversified Small Farm: Marketing Horses & Dogs Instead of Cattle & Hogs
Micah Briscoe, Briscoes Buckskins, LLC
28441 Harbor Ave.
Jamesport, MO 64648


12. Agroforestry/Forestry Deer-Proof Fence
R. Scott Brundage
22231 Bluff Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201

13. Improving Farm Productivity by Combining the Silvopasture Strategies of a Traditional Pecan Plantation with Pasture Raised Heritage Breed Turkeys and Poultry in the Alleyways between Pecan Trees
Tom Fuhrman
2408 County Road # 2250
Moberly, MO 65270

14. Windbreak for Livestock Protection: Demonstration for Low Maintenance and Rapid Establishment
Robert Karr
9646 Lawrence 2210
Monett, MO 65708


15. Good Fences…Good Neighbors, Using Living Fences as Buffer Zones for an Organic Farming System
Meriwether Farms, LLC/ Mary Ann Kohl
16240 Pike 114
Louisiana, MO 63353

16. Erosion Control Through the Use of Cover Crops and a More Diversified Crop Rotation
Bryan Von Holten
Route 3, Box 75A
Cole Camp, MO 65325

The Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Program is a University Outreach and Extension program, administered jointly by the University of Missouri System and Lincoln University, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and with support from the Bonnie Clark Fund for Sustainable Agriculture.

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