Rural / Urban Livestock Workshops (Missouri)

The West Central Region Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program is proud to offer the following workshops:


January 30, 2010 ~ 8:30am–to-2:00pm

Lafayette Co. Extension Office
14 E. 19th St., Higginsville, MO

$10 per person or $15 per couple. (Fee includes lunch)

Space is limited.
To register or for more information Contact:
Susan Jaster @ 816-589-4725
or jasters (@)

We will be addressing the following questions:
  • How do I know what is best for my poultry?
  • What in the heck is a Chicken tractor?
  • Heifer International Presentation and Lunch (provided)-12:30
  • Can poultry live in the city?
  • How much feed should I give my birds?
  • Can I Sell meat and eggs?
  • Where will I find more information and resources about poultry?

back to the basics

February 20, 2010 ~ 9am-to-4pm

Family Center of Harrisonville
2601 Cantrell Road
Mill-Walk Mall, Harrisonville, MO

Directions: South of Kansas City on Hwy 71,
Take Exit: MO-291 N, Turn Right from Exit.

$10.00 Person / $15.00 per Couple - Lunch Included

Must Pre-Register.
To register and to get more information,
Contact Jeff Yearington at 816-779-6762
or YearingtonJ (@)

We will be covering these topics:
  • Goat Health & Nutrition
  • Parasites
  • Pasture Improvement
  • Opportunities with Goats
  • Hands-on Training
Hope to see you there!

Katie Nixon
Small Farm Specialist--West Central Region
Innovative Small Farmer's Outreach Program

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension


The ISFOP is part of Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE), created to help the small farmers and ranchers of Missouri, especially those who are socially disadvantaged and under-served, to raise the level of efficiency on their farms while taking good care of the soil, water and the environment. A vast body of resources is available from universities, government agencies and all sorts of organizations for small farmers. Unfortunately, many of the small farmers and ranchers are unaware of the information and opportunities. ISFOP will make farmers aware and assist them to access these resources so that they may improve their farms and farming operations, which in turn will improve their overall well-being.

The information provided by ISFOP to small farmers will help them adapt to a rapidly changing farm economy. We work in partnership with University of Missouri Extension (UME), other USDA and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations to provide research-based information on various farm topics to help farmers:

  • Lower input costs
  • Improve farming skills
  • Increase yields/ productions
  • Improve record keeping systems
  • Try new enterprises
  • Find niche markets and improve marketing skills
  • Add value to the harvest/ products