Assistance for Producers

Are you an Agricultural producer looking for marketing and/or financial assistance? We may be able to help through one of our many programs.

About the Business Development Division

The Agriculture Business Development Division helps create opportunities for success for Missouri’s farmers and agribusinesses. The Division’s staff help facilitate growth in Missouri’s agriculture-based businesses by providing business counseling, information and training on a sector-by-sector basis.

Areas of specialization include capitalization, business planning, marketing, industry development, product and brand development and organizational structures. Staff also helps facilitate growth in Missouri’s agriculture-based industries by working with key partners such as universities, associates, private sector partners and federal and state agencies to aid in the growth of each sector.

AgriMissouri Membership

AgriMissouri provides marketing assistance and opportunities to Missouri food manufactures, farmers, producers, agritourism businesses and farmers’ markets. Learn more ...

Aquaculture (fish farming)

The Aquaculture Program offers industry information and assistance for beginning an aquatic business, meeting state and federal regulations and marketing Missouri aquaculture production. Learn more ...

Commodity Councils

The Missouri Department of Agriculture works closely with commodity councils to help them publicize their council elections. Commodity councils in Missouri have been established for products such as beef, corn, soybeans, cotton and many more. Learn more ...

Farmers' Market Sellers

Valuable information and marketing assistance for farmers' market sellers is available. Learn more ...

Financial Assistance

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is a seven-member bipartisan commission tasked with helping new and expanding agricultural producers finance their operations and add value to their products. Learn more ...

International Trade

The Missouri Department of Agriculture's International Marketing Program provides a variety of export services. Learn more ...

Market News & Reports

View the Market News & Reports. Learn more ...

Missouri Quality Systems Assessment (QSA)

Missouri was the first state in the U.S. to implement a QSA program allowing producers to sell source and age verified cattle with third party verification. Missouri is the second largest cow/calf producer in the U.S. and with programs such as QSA, Missouri will continue to be a supplier of high quality beef both in the domestic and global market places.

Organic Producers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Organic Marketing Program protects consumers and supports the organic food industry by providing technical information about organic food production, and by assisting with development of markets for Missouri’s organic industry. Learn more ...