Agricultural Economics and Marketing Program
The Agricultural Economics and Marketing Program (AEMP) covers issues that are pertinent to the agricultural and agribusiness clientele of Lincoln Univerisity.
AEMP serves both Extension and Research, is housed in Cooperative Extension offices in Allen Hall and serves constituents througout the state of Missouri and nationwide. We tackle issues that include the areas of economics, marketing, farm management and production.
Historically, the clientele has been made up of small, disadvantaged and limited-resource farmers and ranchers. These individuals are primarily concentrated in four sections of Missouri, namely, East Central, West Central, Southeast and Southwest.
The goal of the AEMP is to help small farm enterprises across Missouri to be sustainable economically, socially and ecologically.
This overarching goal is achieved by providing assistance to small farm families through one-on-one farm visits, workshops, research and demonstrations. Also, the program assists with farm and financial issues, cooperative and direct marketing, sustainable agricultural practices and other on-farm research as needed. To enhance the quality of the program and projects, we recognize the need to tap into the enormous niche advantages available to our clientele.
As economics and marketing issues are the concern of most, if not all, areas of our endeavors in Cooperative Extension, many services are provided by the AEMP to meet the various needs of our clientele. These include the following:
- niche marketing strategies.
- economics and marketing of Missouri goats, sheep and wool.
- record keeping, computer training and farm management.
- risk management education for farmers.
Recent additions coming soon!
More AEMP Programs and Projects of Interest
The AEMP will continue to provide technical assistance to promote the overall objective of the goat industry. Some of the published AEMP highlights include the following:
Farmers are still waiting for CBD product regulation 5 years after U.S. legalized hemp
A Discussion on Industrial Hemp
LU Extension Program Teaching People How to Garden
Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture: The Case for Missouri Latino Farmers and Ranchers
Extension Today: News from and about the 1890 Land-Grant Extension System: LUCE Gardening Entrepreneurship generating solutions, building community
ABC News: Small business and professors give perspective on rising fuel costs
- Financial Resources for Farmers and Ranchers - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Garden Entrepreneurship and Covid-19 - FS#13-B-2020
- Update to the Proceedings of The Second Missouri Goat Producers' Marketing Conference
- Exploring Efficiencies in the Merger of the New Generation Growth Cooperative and Farmers' Market to Enhance Vibrant Rural Economies and National Food Security
- Oil Speculation: The Impact on Prices, Inflation, Interest Rates and the Economy
- Import Response and Inflationary Pressures
- Rates and Inflationary Pressures, Real or Imagined: The Reality of Our Time Working Paper Sent to Chairman Greenspan in July 2000
- Quantitative Easing: Is it the Solution to All Our Economic Problems?
- Financial Cliff: Correction of Existing Societal Imbalance or Socialism
Dr. Eleazar Gonzalez
State Extension Specialist-Small Sustainable Farm, Ag. Economics and Marketing
107 Allen Hall
P: (573) 681-5541