UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state, focusing on food related business.

About

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state. While the department maintains its regulatory functions, its expanded duties include consumer protection, public health roles, environmental advocacy, agricultural marketing, public information and awareness, promoting new technology and new uses for Missouri’s agricultural goods and financial assistance for agricultural businesses by providing business counseling, information and training on a sector-by-sector basis.

Areas of specialization include:

  • Capitalization.
  • Business planning.
  • Marketing.
  • Industry development.
  • Product and brand development.
  • Organizational structures.

Staff also helps facilitate growth in Missouri’s agriculture-based industries by working with key partners such as universities, associates, private sector partners and federal and state agencies to aid in the growth of each sector.

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training

Marketing/Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research
Primary ContactGeneral Information
Address1616 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone(573) 526-4620