CERTIFICATION CATEGORIES

If a Missouri farmer practices sustainable management on their operation in any of the following categories, they can become ASAP-verified. Farmers can be verified in more than one category.

Grassland


Landowner utilizes stewardship practices on his/her grasslands, pastures and fields to build soil health, reduce erosion, and protect water quality.

Livestock


Landowner performs stewardship practices in raising cattle, swine, goats, horses, poultry an/or other types of livestock production.

Forestry


Landowner manages the timber resources to increase the value of timber sales while protecting the environment.

Specialty Crop


Landowner routinely grows and harvests fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops utilizing stewardship practices to build soil health and protect the environment while maintaining the farm production goals and production of consumer safe produce.

Farmstead


Landowner has adopted practices on the homestead to reduce environmental concerns, store product properly, and recycle items when appropriate.

Energy


Landowner saves on energy costs by incorporating energy-efficient practices on his/her farm.

Cropland


Landowner routinely plants, grows and harvests corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, wheat, sorghum, and other crops, utilizing stewardship practices to build soil health and protect the environment while maintaining the farm production goals.