SCS/SB 1222 - The act creates the Farm Mentoring and Education Fund to be administered by an authority within the University of Missouri Extension Center. The act authorizes the General Assembly to appropriate up to ninety-nine thousand dollars to the fund per fiscal year. The fund shall be utilized to provide educational training aimed at helping individuals plan and begin sustainable and traditional farm enterprises and to provide salaries for a program director and staff. The authority created shall fulfill the goal of facilitating new farms guided by principles described in the act.
The act directs the authority to administer the program from a different extension center located in a different region of the state from the preceding year's extension center. The rotation shall be made on an annual basis.
The provisions of the act shall expire on August 28, 2009.