Alabama slates Agriculture Outlook meetings

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a series of Alabama Agriculture Outlook meetings across the state this month, the Alabama Farmers Federation said on its website.

Farmers, producers and agribusiness owners will receive updates on the current condition of agriculture in the state from Alabama Farm and Agribusiness Resource Management (FARM) professionals and discuss expected goals for the new year.

Discussions will examine key elements of agriculture in the state as well as business management including tax tips.

Topics, and discussion leaders, at the meetings include trends for horticulture, Kevin Burkett; livestock outlook, Ken Kelley; row crops overview, Jessica Kelton; benchmarking, tools to measure production, financial performance, Robert Page; tax filing opportunities, Robert Tufts.

Upcoming meetings will be Jan. 19 in Shorter at the E.V. Smith Research and Extension Center; Jan. 20 in Columbiana at the Shelby County Extension Office; Jan. 24 in Marion Junction at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center; Jan. 25 in Fairhope at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center; and Jan. 30 in Headland at the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at each location. The meetings are expected to last approximately two and a half hours. For more information go to

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