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Deep South Stocker Conference Headed to Athens, Ga.

“Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts on topics related to calf health management, nutrition, economics and marketing,” Mullenix said. “There will also be hands-on demonstrations as well as opportunities to int…

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Extension Launches New Beef Systems Short Course

…s Covered

Forages and Nutrition
Herd Health and Reproduction
Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
Economics and Meat Science

The Clanton sessions will be August 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Register online for…

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Alabama Extension Offers Insight on Center Pivot Irrigation Costs

…rich, who is also an assistant professor in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, said it is important to keep in mind that each field should be individually evaluated to …

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Alabama Extension Hosts Alfalfa in the South May 7

… topics include:

Variety Selection
Weed and Insect Control
Research Update
Producer Panel
Afternoon Field Tour

Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef specialist, said this…

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Street Trees 3: Planting the Trees

…tially better weed control than organic mulches by themselves. Each situation will need to be evaluated on the basis of economics and available labor. Extend the mulched area 2 to 3 times the diameter of the planting hole to encourage root …

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

…10, a survey of portable sawmill owners and operators was conducted by the Auburn University Department ofAgricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. In this publication, we will highlight…

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Ionophore Inclusion in Cattle Diets

…sin. Table 1 provides a summary of the impact of ionophores on cattle performance when different forages are provided.
Through increased ADG and potentially reduced DMI, ionophores may increase profitability of beef production s…

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Successful Aging Initiative

… caregivers.
The program uses Seniors CAN, a curriculum that educates older adults on issues such as health, safety, economics, and well-being.

Older adults will learn how to:

Prepare a will, power of attorney, or an advance dire…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

… Aquaculture is an excellent teaching tool, because it easily integrates many disciplines including biology, chemistry, economics, math, and physics. Growing fish, aquatic plants, and other living things in the classroom creates a living la…

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Retirement Planning

…e of control over the changes retirement may bring. With early planning, you have more room for flexibility. Changes in economics, family structure, etc., are inevitable. Reviewing plans periodically can help you adjust to changes in circum…

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Water Access Issues in Alabama

…ance of waterfront uses. The recommendations address four issue areas: planning and zoning, financial incentives, socio-economics, and infrastructure.
Planning/Zoning Issues
• Complete a Comprehensive Working Waterfront plan as defined …

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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

…es of intensive culture. This type of aquaculture generates as much as 5,000 kilograms per hectare per year.

The 1998 agriculture census conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported 815 mariculture farms (6…

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Planning to Make a Cow-Calf Profit


 Additional Resources

Alabama Livestock Market News
“So You’re in the Cattle Business”
Economics: Top Ways to Improve Profitability in Beef Systems – A Three-Part Series” videos:

Part 1
Part 2

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Automatic Section Control Technology for Row Crop Planters

…cular farm, including specifying input costs, crop prices, and yield. You can download and review information at Outputs from this tool include seed savings, yield benefit, and payback time in years.

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Beaver Control in Alabama

…dy to be cleared, several options exist. The final decision depends on the goals of the landowner, size of the dam, and economics. If the dam is small, potato rakes and axes may be sufficient for tearing out a hole to allow water to drain. …

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