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Chilton Food Innovation Center

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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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

Alabama Extension Offering Alabama Cottage Food Law Training

​The first training aimed at helping Alabama entrepreneurs … comply with Alabama’s new Cottage... more

Alabama BCIA Announces the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator during their 50th Anniversary... more

Cotton Scouting School Course Set for June 5

The Cotton Scouting School is set for June 5 for anyone interested in the insects and diseases that are... more

Upcoming Training Will Grow Greenhouse Operators’ Knowledge

The Alabama Green Industry Training Center and the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association are offering a workshop for retail and wholesale greenhouse... 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...