Upcoming Events:

  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    09/16 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Alabama Private Training Course in Region 2

    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Talladega Extension System 132 N. Court St. Talladega, AL
    Calendar: ACES Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mngt.
    09/18 - Alabama Private Training Course in Region 2
  • Central Alabama Beef and Forage Update

    Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Location: 4725 County Road 40 Shorter, AL 36075
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    09/19 - Central Alabama Beef and Forage Update
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    09/23 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    09/30 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    10/07 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    10/14 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    10/21 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
  • Pod Blasting for Peanuts

    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: 1055 E. McKinnon
    Calendar: ACES Farm Mgmt. & Agricultural Enterprise Analysis
    10/28 - Pod Blasting for Peanuts
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Business Management

It's a changing world out there — one that is more competitive than ever, especially for farmers. Extension economists throughout the state are working to equip farmers and livestock producers with the most effective, up-to-date skills to build sustainable, profitable business operations.

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Annie's Project in Colbert County

​Annie’s Project is a six-session intensive agri-business management seminar for women with a passion for business and involvement, and a... more

Annie's Project in Walker County

​Annie’s Project is a six-session intensive agri-business management seminar for women with a passion for business and involvement, and a... more

Forest Farming webinar today!

David Fuller will  present information on "The incredible edible Ostrich Fern fiddlehead" today from 1-2 pm central time.  To register... more

Navigating the Farm Bill

Alabama farmers need a road map to utilize the many programs under the umbrella of the 2014 Farm Bill. The... more

NTFPs Please!

​Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series … This series will be a great... more

AG Discovery Adventure - September 13th, 2014

​Ag Discovery Adventure is coming soon! Join us on September 13 at Auburn Universities E.V. Smith Research Center, Shorter, AL. The... more

Precision Ag BIG DATA Conference

​Did you know that over two-thirds of every dollar spent in agriculture is spent on decisions focused on seed selection,... more

​Alabama Cottage Food Law Goes Into Effect June 1

Locally grown and produced food is becoming … more and more popular across Alabama.... more

Brandon Dillard's Weekly Wiregrass Crops Update (June 17th)

Hello everyone, I want to first say how much I appreciate everyone helping spread the word about our two meetings... more

Weekly Crops Update for Wiregrass Area

​Hi this is Brandon Dillard, the Regional Extension Agent for Southeast Alabama, providing my weekly crops update for the Wiregrass. ... more


Marketing Alternatives for Feeder Cattle

Feeder Cattle - USDA-ARS image number K5643-20 Are you a feeder cattle producer worrying if this year's gross revenues will be enough to cover production expenses? Would you like to find a way to make certain that your operation will cover these expenses and perhaps even lock in a profit? You may be able to achieve this goal using a combination of feeder cattle market alternatives.

Marketing is usually the most difficult management task that the feeder cattle producer has to perform. Proper marketing can make the difference between profit and loss in the feeder cattle business. As is true of production programs and management practices, many marketing alternatives are available to the feeder cattle producer. Most producers spend much of their time and effort improving production practices while spending very little time on the marketing of their product. However, time spent marketing feeder cattle in today's complex economic environment can pay larger dividends than time spent on improving or implementing many production practices.   more...