Missouri has over six million residents, it is the 18th most populous state. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia. The capitol is in Jefferson City on the Missouri River. The state is the 21st most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Missouri’s total state product in 2006 was $225.9 billion. per capita personal income in 2006 was $32,705, ranking 26th in the nation. Major industries include aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing,
electrical equipment, light manufacturing, financial services and beer. The agriculture products of the state are beef, soybeans, pork, dairy products, hay, corn, poultry, sorghum, cotton, rice, and eggs.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture, located in Jefferson City, Mo., is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the state’s agriculture industry. With nearly 100,000 farms on more than 28 million acres of farmland, the state’s Department of Agriculture works to connect farmers with consumers. Nearly 90% of Missouri’s farms are family owned, and our family farms are committed to producing a safe and secure food supply for customers locally and globally.
Agri-Missouri – Fresh and wholesome Missouri-grown foods and farm products, exciting agritourism destinations and the people and businesses that connect you to the farm. Whether you make, grow or raise agricultural products or operate a farm, business or farmers’ market in Missouri, AgriMissouri can help your business grow. AgriMissouri is a marketing and outreach program through the Missouri Department of Agriculture that promotes Missouri-grown and Missouri-made items.
Agri-Missouri’s extension programs include Mo Grown (about crops grown in the state) and Mo Made (products that are made in the state).
Made in KC opened in May of 2015 to provide local Kansas City artists and makers a platform to reach customers in Overland Park. As many of the city’s artists, designers, and makers are centralized around midtown and Kansas City’s budding Crossroads district, Made in KC aimed to provide exposure and access to the greater metro area. The Overland Park store at Prairiefire became a quick success and led to a second location in the Village at Briarcliff in North KC in October 2015.
Missouri Made: Missouri Made brings to you the best products Missouri has to offer. Our travels have taken us throughout the Show-Me State to bring you the finest in Missouri food, crafts, and handmade gifts.
Missouri Association of Manufacturers: The Missouri Association of Manufacturers mission is to represent the economic, political, educational, and social interests of Missouri manufacturers and their employees, while promoting the betterment of the local economy and the environment, as a unified group, as well as the well being of the manufacturing industry in Missouri.