July 8, 2004
Area Feed Producers Receive Grant
Queen City Non-GMO Livestock Feed Producers, Greentop, is one of six Missouri Enterprise clients to receive a Value-Added Grant from the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), says Tony Stafford, MASBDA executive director.
This livestock feed producers group will use the grant to investigate and evaluate the demand for a feed milling facility that can preserve grain identity and insure the availability of non-GMO livestock feed. In this project Missouri Enterprise will assist the producers group with a study of market potential and financial viability as well as organizational and operational planning.
The Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development authority is a bipartisan commission that helps new and expanding agricultural producers finance their operations and add value to their products through a variety of programs, including the Value-Added Grant program.
The other five Missouri Enterprise clients selected to receive Value-Added Grants are Delta Fibers, Inc., Caruthersville; S.A. Flick Seed Company, Kingsville; International Aquaculture Education and Training Center, Waynesville, Martin Rice Company; Bernie; and Sho-Me Livestock Cooperative, Macon.
Missouri Enterprise is a not-for-profit corporation that provides business and technical assistance to help Missouri companies succeed. It manages a Value-Added Agriculture Program to help Missouri producers, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Missouri, an Advanced Manufacturing Specialist Training Program (funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant) and one of the state’s Innovation Centers. The company is headquartered in Rolla and has offices in eight Missouri cities.