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Helping Hands in Missouri

Limited-resource small farmers in the state of Missouri are often unaware of government resources and funding opportunities available to them. Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, launched the Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program (ISFOP) to address the needs of small and limited-resource farmers and ranchers so that they can have a better quality of life. In 2015, the ISFOP provided outreach to 288 families. Of this number, 180 families reported an average income increase of $2,464 per farm.

NIFA supports this outreach through Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE).

Read more at Lincoln University's website.

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