Alabama Agricultural Outlook Conference Slated for Dec. 13

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Specialty crop producers need reliable information as they look toward 2024. To fill this need, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s farm and agribusiness management team — in collaboration with faculty in Auburn University’s Colleges of Agriculture and Forestry, Wildlife and Environment — is hosting the Alabama Agricultural Outlook Conference.

Adam Rabinowitz

The conference is Dec. 13 in Montgomery, Alabama at the Alabama Farmers Federation home office. Registration is free, but in order to receive lunch, participants are encouraged to pre-register. 

Adam Rabinowitz, an Alabama Extension agricultural economist, said this conference is a great way for producers to gain insight into the agriculture and forestry sectors.

“It’s a time for producers to reflect on the current year as they plan for next year,” Rabinowitz said. “Our speakers will be addressing very timely issues, including agricultural labor, farm financials and marketing risk management. It’s a great opportunity to understand how national issues and trends affect Alabama agriculture and our state’s producers.”

Agenda and Topics

The conference will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Rabinowitz said state and regional economic experts will discuss a variety of agricultural activities, while examining the current agricultural economic situation and the outlook for the year ahead. The event will include opportunities for networking, questions and answers. Topics discussed will include the following:

Agricultural labor opportunities; agricultural risk management for crops and cattle; farm financials; timber market and trending topics; commercial poultry markets; and catfish industry update.

To register for the conference, visit the Alabama Extension website calendar at Also, a complete list of topics and speakers is available on the Alabama Agricultural Outlook Conference web page at

More Information Learn more about the 2023 Alabama Agricultural Outlook Conference at, or contact Rabinowitz directly at