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10th Annual Deep South Stocker Conference - July 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Hale County College and Career Academy - Greeensboro, AL

Join stocker cattle producers from around the Southeast for a one-day educational conference with timely updates from researchers, Extension, and industry professionals on technologies for the industry. Registration is $20/person. Sponsorship opportunities are available and listed in the online registration link.

Program Schedule



8:00 AM

Registration Opens

8:15 AM

Dr. Pam Knox, University of Georgia - Weather and Climate Outlook

9:15 AM

Dr. Dan Scruggs, Zoetis – Cost Per Head or Value Per Head - What is the Difference?

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM


10:15 – 10:45 AM

Dr. Kim Mullenix – Auburn University - Forage Systems Research Update for Stocker Producers

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Dr. Blaine Corners, Zoetis, Supplementation, Conversion Efficiencies, and Feed Technologies for Stocker Producers

11:15 AM

Dr. Issac Hardee, Veterinarian at Adams Land and Cattle, Broken Bow, Nebraska - Health in the Feedyard - Taking a Look Under the Hood

12:00 PM

Lunch and Tradeshow

1:15 PM

Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee - Cattle Market Outlook

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Producer and Speaker Panel Discussion – Challenges and Opportunities Facing Southeastern Stocker Producers

3:30 PM

Closing Survey and Comments – Brenda Glover and Kim Mullenix

Alabama Pasture to Rail Program

The Alabama Pasture to Rail Program is an educational program for cattle producers. The purpose is to give cattle producers the following opportunities without the investment required to finish an entire pen of cattle.
1. To obtain individual animal data for post-weaning performance and carcass merit that can be used to assist producers with selection decisions pertaining to existing breeding programs.
2. To educate cattle producers on recommended health practices and custom feeding programs.

Alabama BCIA 2018 North Alabama Bull Evaluation - Call for Nominations

The Systems 360 Program: A New Statewide Program for Alabama Beef Producers

  • Hands-On Learning
  • Learn From One Another
  • Visit research stations, producer farms, and industry agencies to learn more about improving management on your farm
  • Group meets periodically over a year and defines the time/locations of subsequent meetings

Register by contacting your Animal Science and Forage Regional Extension Agent. Follow the link below for contact information and start dates for working groups in your region:

Location (Click region below to download flyer)
Extension Agent
Alex Tigue - 256-309-9496
Sand Mountain
Landon Marks - 256-706-0032
Josh Elmore - 334-850-7859
Black Belt
Brenda Glover - 334-321-8828
West Central
Johnny Gladney - 334-341-1674
Paul Vining - 256-214-9630
Kelly Palmer - 251-654-7149
Tennessee Valley
Gerry Thompson - 256-508-2020
Rickey Hudson - 334-726-6814

Cattle Management Programs

Join us at the locations below for more information on herd health, nutrition and management in cow-calf operations.