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Research Project: Economic Assessments of Alternative Production

Location: Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center

Project Number: 6020-21310-011-13-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2016
End Date: Sep 14, 2021

Objective:
To develop economic assessments of alternative production practices that would assist producers to enhance profitability, manage risk, lower environmental footprint or a combination of the above to enhance agricultural sustainability.

Approach:
Cooperative research has led to improved strategies to reduce stress and disease in livestock and poultry. However, novel approaches are needed to further optimize and quantify production efficiency of small farms. University cooperators will assess the economic impact of new methods, thereby providing small producers with tools to determine the feasibility of incorporating research findings into production practices.