The Missouri Department of Agriculture is providing aid for livestock producers looking to cut back on energy use. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Executive Director of the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Authority Tony Stafford:

Tony Stafford

Stafford says the MAESTRO (Missouri Agricultural Energy Savings Team – a Revolutionary Opportunity) program could offset some of the cost of upgrading outdated equipment. According to Stafford, the program, funded by federal grant, allows for reduced-cost energy audits for farmers. If the producer decides to make suggested changes, money is available to reduce long-term costs of the purchases.

To schedule an audit or for more information on the MAESTRO, call (800) 732-1399 or visit

For more information about the opportunity, visit our website,