Extension

Crops and Livestock

Crops
Crops include: Fruit and Vegetables, Nursery Crops, Small Grains (such as wheat), Soybeans, Corn, Tobacco, Forages, Biofuels, Forestry, and Hemp
Livestock
Livestock includes: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Small Ruminants, Poultry, and Equine

Additionally, some of the publications on this page may include information about selecting enterprises and commodities.

Mobile Apps in Agricultural Economics
Jordan M Shockley. November, 2017. Description
Best Bean Buyer App Tutorial
Shockley, Jordan M.. October, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, October 2017
Todd Davis. October, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 10
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. October, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, September 2017
Todd Davis. September, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 9
Will Snell, Steve Isaacs, Phyllis Mattox, Editors, Sept. 2017. September, 2017. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data, 2016
Jerry S. Pierce, Jr.. September, 2017. AEC Extension 2017-01 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Dairy Annual Summary Data, 2016
Tarrah Hardin and Rush Midkiff. September, 2017. AEC Extension 2017-03 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, August 2017
Todd Davis. August, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 8
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox (eds.). August, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, July 2017
Todd Davis. July, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 7
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors, July 2017. July, 2017. Description
Ohio Valley Farm Analysis Group: 2016 Analysis - Quick Facts
Suzy Martin and Lauren O. Turley. July, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, June 2017
Todd Davis. June, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 6
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. June, 2017. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management: 2016 Grain Farm Analysis Quick Facts
Jerry Pierce. June, 2017. Description
Pastured Based Laying Hens Decision Aid
Samantha Kindred and Greg Halich. June, 2017. Description
Small Scale Broiler Production Decision Aid
Samantha Kindred and Greg Halich. June, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, May 2017
Todd Davis. May, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 5
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. May, 2017. Description
Corn and Soybean Budgets - Central Kentucky - 2017
Greg Halich. April, 2017. Description
Corn and Soybean Budgets - Western Kentucky - 2017
Greg Halich. April, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, April 2017
Todd Davis. April, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 4
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. April, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - March 2017
Todd Davis. March, 2017. Description
Custom Machinery Rates Applicable to Kentucky (2017)
Greg Halich. March, 2017. AEC Extension 2017-01 Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 3
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors, March 2017. March, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, February 2017
Todd Davis. February, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 2
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. February 2017. February, 2017. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, January 2017
Todd Davis. January, 2017. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 17, Issue 1
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. January, 2017. Description
January 4-9, 2017 Domestic Learning Journey - Southern California
Phyllis Mattox. January, 2017. Description
Managing Poultry Litter Lessons From The Delmarva and Ohio Valley
Jordan M. Shockley. January, 2017. Description
2016 – 2017 Kentucky Agricultural Economic Situation and Outlook University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Kenny Burdine, Todd Davis, Tim Woods, Will Snell, Lee Meyer (Ag Economics), Jeff Stringer, Bobby Ammerman (Forestry) Edited by Er. December, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, December 2016
Todd Davis. December, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, November 2016
Todd Davis. November, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - October 2016
Todd Davis. October, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, October 2016
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. October, 2016. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data: Dairy, 2015
Tarrah Hardin and Rush Midkiff. October, 2016. AEC Extension 2016-05 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - September 2016
Todd Davis. September, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 16, Issue 9
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. September, 2016. Description
Post-Harvest Management: The Economics of Grain Transportation
Shockley, Jordan. September, 2016. CAFE Extension AEC-100 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - August 2016
Todd Davis. August, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 16, Issue 8
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox. August, 2016. Description
Economic Value of Poultry Litter Tool: Pasture, Hay, and Silage
Jordan M Shockley, Edwin Ritchey and Josh McGrath. August, 2016. AEC Extension 2016-14 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - July 2016
Todd Davis. July, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 16, Issue 7
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors. July, 2016. Description
Economic Value of Poultry Litter Tool: Grain Crops
Jordan Shockley, Edwin Ritchey and Josh McGrath. July, 2016. AEC Extension 2016-13 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data - 2015
Jerry Pierce. July, 2016. AEC Extension 2016-01 Description
Map of Kentucky Grain and Oilseed Markets
Jordan M Shockley. July, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - June 2016
Todd Davis. June, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, June 2016
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox. June, 2016. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management: 2015 Grain Farm Analysis Quick Facts
Jerry Pierce. June, 2016. Description
Lincoln Trail Farm Analysis Group: 2015 Grain Farm Analysis Quick Facts
Tarrah Hardin and Jonathan Shepherd. June, 2016. Description
Ohio Valley Farm Analysis Group: Quick Facts
Suzy Martin and Lauren Turley. June, 2016. Description
Crops marketing and Management Update - May 2016
Todd Davis. May, 2016. Description
Economic and Policy Update, Volume 16, Issue 5
Will Snell and Phyllis Mattox, Editors, May, 2016. May, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - April 2016
Todd Davis. April, 2016. Description
Grain Hauling Decision Guide
Jordan Shockley, Sam McNeill and Joe Dvorak. April, 2016. AEC Extension 2016-11 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Preliminary Grain Analysis Summary - 2015
Jerry S. Pierce, Jr.. April, 2016. Description
Sorghum-Corn Comparison Budget 2016
Greg Halich and Jordan Shockley. April, 2016. Description
2016 Burley Tobacco Budget
Will Snell, Steve Isaacs, Laura Powers, and Bob Pearce. March, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, March 2016
Todd Davis. March, 2016. Description
Flexible Cash Lease Decision-Aid
Greg Halich and Samantha Kindred. March, 2016. Description
Pasture Finishing Worksheet for Beef Cattle (2016)
Greg Halich. March, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, February 2016
Todd D. Davis. February, 2016. Description
Kentucky ANR Agent Land Value and Cash Rent Survey (2015)
Greg Halich, Jordan Shockley, Samantha Kindred and Karen Pulliam. February, 2016. AEC Extension 2015-20 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, January 2016
Todd D. Davis. January, 2016. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, Volume 2015 Number 10
Todd Davis. December, 2015. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update
Todd Davis. November, 2015. Description
Bred Heifer Profitability Estimation
Greg Halich, Kenny Burdine, and Samantha Kindred. October, 2015. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - October 2015
Todd Davis. October, 2015. Description
Producer's Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing
Greg Halich. October, 2015. Description
Commercial Aquaponics Case Study #3: Economic Analysis of the University of the Virgin Islands Commercial Aquaponics System
Kevin Heidemann and Donald Bailey. September, 2015. AEC Extension 2015-18 Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update - September 2015
Todd D. Davis. September, 2015. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Dairy Summary - 2014
Tarrah Hardin and Rush Midkiff. September, 2015. AEC Extension 2015-07 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data: Kentucky Grain Farms - 2014
Amanda Jenkins. September, 2015. Description
Wheat and Wheat Double-Crop Soybean Budgets 2015-2016
Greg Halich. September, 2015. Description
2014 Kentucky Farm Business Management Tobacco Summary
Laura Powers. August, 2015. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update
Todd Davis. August, 2015. Description
Fertilizer Price Calculator
Greg Halich and Samantha Kindred. August, 2015. Description
Grazing and Hay Cost Calculator
Greg Halich and Samantha Kindred. August, 2015. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: State Newsletter
Laura Powers, Amanda Jenkins, Tarrah Hardin, Rush Midkiff, and Jordan Shockley. August, 2015. Description
Lincoln Trail Farm Analysis Group: 2014 Grain Farm Analysis Quick Facts
Tarrah Hardin and Jonathan Shepherd. August, 2015. Description
Adapting Community Supported Agriculture to Modern Markets – Where is it Working?
Timothy Woods and Debra Tropp. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California.. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update
Todd Davis. July, 2015. Description
Ohio Valley Farm Analysis Group: 2014 Analysis Quick Facts
Suzy Martin and Lauren Omer. July, 2015. Description
Pennyroyal Farm Analysis Group: 2014 Analysis
Rush Midkiff, Michael Forsythe, Amanda Jenkins, and Laura Powers. July, 2015. Description
Purchase Farm Analysis Group: 2014 Grain Farm Analysis Quick Facts
Jennifer Rogers. July, 2015. Description
Commercial Aquaponics Case Study #2: Economic Analysis of Traders Hill Farms
Kevin Heidemann. June, 2015. AEC Extension 2015-04 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data - 2014
Jerry S. Pierce, Jr.. June, 2015. AEC Extension 2015-05 Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data - 2014
Jerry S. Pierce, Jr.. June, 2015. AEC Extension 2015-05 Description
Commercial Aquaponics Case Study #1: Economic Analysis of Lily Pad Farms
Kevin Heidemann. May, 2015. Description
Crops Marketing and Management Update, Vol. 2015(3)
Todd Davis. May, 2015. Description
Will the New Dairy Margin Protection Program Reduce Risk for Dairies?
Tyler B. Mark and Kenneth Burdine. Southern Agricultural Economics Association: 2015 Annual Meeting; January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia. Description
Basis
Todd Davis and Heather LaBoyteaux. January, 2015. Description
Organic Corn Production in Kentucky
Michael Bomford, Lee Meyer, Thomas Sikora, William Martin, Sam Mcneill, Mike Montross, Edwin Ritchey and Chad Lee. January, 2015. CAFE Extension ID-225 Description
What Are Students Preferences for Local Blueberry Foods in School Meals?
Samane Zare, Timothy Woods, Wuyang Hu, and Marv Batte. Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. Description
Burley and Dark Tobacco Production Guide: 2015-2016
Bob Pearce (Editor), Andy Bailey (Co-Editor), Will Snell, Lowell Bush, J.D. Green, Anne Jack, Bob Miller, Lee Townsend, Mark Pursc. December, 2014.ID-160 Description
Examining Determinants of Awareness and Purchase Frequency of Kentucky Proud Products
Samane Zare and Timothy Woods . December, 2014. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data Pennyroyal Area Farms - 2013
Amanda R. Jenkins and Rush H. Midkiff. November, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-09 Description
Kentucky ANR Agent Land Value and Cash Rent Survey (2014)
Greg Halich and Karen Pulliam. September, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-13 Description
Taking Advantage of a Strong Cattle Market
Tarrah Dunaway and Kenny Burdine. September, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-17 Description
The Margin Protection Program for Dairy in the 2014 Farm Bill
Kenny Burdine. September, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-15 Description
2013 Kentucky Farm Business Management Tobacco Farm Summary
Laura Powers. August, 2014. Description
Valuing Corn Silage for Beef Cattle Feed 2014 Guide
Greg Halich, Kenny Burdine and Jeff Lehmkuhler. August, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-18 Description
Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures 2014 Guide
Greg Halich, Ray Smith and Kenny Burdine. July, 2014. AEC Extension 2014-14 Description
2012 Kentucky Equine Survey
C. Jill Stowe. September, 2013. Description
Kentucky Farm Business Management Program: Annual Summary Data: Pennyroyal Area Farms - 2012
Amanda R. Jenkins and Rush H. Midkiff. September, 2013. AEC Extension 2013-18 Description
Using the Futures Market to Predict Prices and Calculate Breakevens for Feeder Cattle
Kenny Burdine and Greg Halich. August, 2013. AEC Extension 2013-09 Description
Kentucky ANR Agent Land Value and Cash Rent Survey
Greg Halich and Karen Pulliam. July, 2013. AEC Extension 2013-16 Description
2012 Kentucky Farm Business Management Tobacco Farm Summary
Laura Powers. June, 2013. Description
Kentucky Forestry Economic Impact Report 2012-2013
Jeff Stringer, Billy Thomas, Bobby Ammerman, and Alison Davis. May, 2013. Description
Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle: Advanced Strategies
Kenny Burdine. March, 2013. AEC Extension 2013-03 Description
Economic Considerations for Growing Industrial Hemp: Implications for Kentucky’s Farmers and Agricultural Economy
Lynn Robbins, Will Snell, Greg Halich, Leigh Maynard, Carl Dillon and David Spalding. January, 2013. Description
Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle
Kenny Burdine. January, 2013. AEC Extension 2013-01 Description
2012 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
Timothy Coolong, John Snyder and Cris Smigell (ed). December, 2012. CAFE Extension Description
Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures
Greg Halich, Ray Smith and Kenny Burdine. August, 2012. AEC Extension 2012-14 Description
Profitability of Spring Hayfield Nitrogen Applications 2012 Guide
Greg Halich, Ray Smith, and Kenny Burdine. March, 2012. AEC Extension 2012-04 Description
Estimating the Economic Viability of a New Crop Alternative for the U.S. Organic Market: Edamame - A Vegetable Soybean
Shockley, Jordan M.; Dillon, Carl R.; Woods, Timothy A.. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Description
Economic Management Analysis: Average Kentucky Dairy Farm for Year Ending December 31, 2009
Jerry Pierce. April, 2010. Description
Switchgrass vs Hay Comparative Budgets (2010)
Greg Halich and Ray Smith. March, 2010. Description
Burley Tobacco Budgeting Sensitivity Summary
Will Snell. January, 2010. Description
MarketReady for Grocery, Wholesale, and Foodservice Sales
Tim Woods. January, 2010. Description
MarketReady for Restaurant Sales
Tim Woods. January, 2010. Description
The Economics of Biofuels
Alison Davis. September, 2009. CAFE Extension AEC-95 Description
Understanding the Impact of Horse Shows and Competitions in Kentucky
C. Jill Stowe and Kenny Burdine. September, 2009. AEC Extension 2009-29 Description
Optimal Nitrogen Application Rates for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures 2009 Guide
Greg Halich and Ray Smith. July, 2009. AEC Extension 2009-09 Description
2009 Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Production Budget
Andy Bailey and Laura Powers. March, 2009. Description
Salsa in Kentucky
Sara Williamson and Tim Woods. January, 2009. AEC Extension 2009-16 Description
Barriers to More Fresh Produce Consumption
Sara Williamson and Tim Woods. October, 2008. AEC Extension 2009-21 Description
Creating a Regionalized Food System: New Consumer Research and Updated Direct-Marketing Data
Sara Williamson and Tim Woods. October, 2008. AEC Extension 2009-23 Description
Consumption of Veggies: Kentucky's Kids
Sara Williamson and Tim Woods. September, 2008. AEC Extension 2009-20 Description
Consumer Preference for Sweet Potatoes
Sara Williamson and Tim Woods. August, 2008. AEC Extension 2009-18 Description
Understanding USDA’s Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program for Feeder Cattle
Kenny Burdine and Greg Halich. July, 2008. AEC Extension 2008-04 Description
2008 Dark Air Cured Tobacco Production Budget
Laura Powers. June, 2008. Description
2008 Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Production Budget
Laura Powers. June, 2008. Description
Corn Production on Sod Ground Planning Budget and Guide for 2008
Greg Halich, Chad Lee. March, 2008. AEC Extension 2008-03 Description
Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures
Kenny Burdine, Bob Coleman, and Traci Missun. February, 2008. CAFE Extension ID-165 Description
Beef Enterprise Budgets, Ver. 2008-1.0
Richard Trimble, Kenneth Burdine, Greg Halich, Lee Meyer and Steve Isaacs. January, 2008. Description
Livestock Safety Handling Checklist
Steve Isaacs, Laura Powers, G.T. Lineberry, Roy Burris, and Ted Scharf. December, 2007. Description
Management Implications for Cattle as a Result of Drought
John Johns and Kenny Burdine. September, 2007. AEC Extension 2007-07 Description
Dark-Cured Tobacco Irrigation Decision Aid
Greg Halich and Laura Powers. July, 2007. Description
Tobacco Irrigation Decision Aid
Greg Halich and Laura Powers. July, 2007. Description
Corn Production after Sod Planning Budget and Guide for 2007
Greg Halich, Chad Lee, Kenny Burdine, J.D. Green, and Ric Bessin. April, 2007. AEC Extension 2007-04 Description
Equine Enterprise Budgets
Steve Isaacs, Reka nagy, Stephanie Goode, Kenny Burdine, Dick Trimble and Robert Coleman. March, 2007. AEC Extension 2006-03 Description
Forage Enterprise Budgets
Kenny Burdine, Dick Trimble, Garry Lacefield, Ray Smith, Bill Witt, Tom Keene. September, 2006. AEC Extension 2006-04 Description
Using the Agricultural Economics Equine Enterprise Budgets
Using the Budgets: Kenny Burdine and Bob Coleman; Excel Budget: Kenny Burdine, Bob Coleman, Steve Isaacs, Reka Nagy, Stephanie G. July, 2006. AEC Extension 2006-03 Description
Policy Simulation of the World Wheat Market
Thitnart Rattanopas. June, 2006. Dissertation Description
Effects of Management on Reproductive Efficiency in Thoroughbreds
Reka Nagy. June, 2006. Thesis Description
Economics of Hay Production and Harvesting
Richard L. Trimble, Kenny Burdine, and Steve Isaacs. December, 2005. AEC Extension 2005-10 Description
Kentucky Feeder Cattle Price Analysis: Models for Price Predictions and Grazing Management
R.W. Eldridge. July, 2005. Thesis Description
Budgets to Evaluate Soybean Rust Impact
Steve Isaacs, Tommy Logsdon, and Richard Trimble. January, 2005. Description
Understanding the Market for Holstein Steers
Kenneth H. Burdine, Leigh J. Maynard, and A. Lee Meyer. August, 2004. AEC Staff 447 Description
Market Potential for Locally Produced Meat Products
Leigh J. Maynard, Kenneth H. Burdine and A. Lee Meyer. Journal of Food Distribution Research. Volume 3; 26-37; July, 2003. Description
Meat Goat Enterprise Budgets
Lee Meyer and Terry Hutchens. April, 2003. Description
Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports
Kenny Burdine, John T. Johns and W. Benjy Mikel. October, 2002. CAFE Extension ID-150 Description
Niche Marketing of Cattle/Beef
Emmit Rawls, Lee Meyer and Kenny Burdine. March, 2002. Description
PRIMER: PROFITABILITY 1 - Enterprise Budgeting
Tim Woods and Steve Isaacs. August, 2000. AEC Extension 2000-13-worksheet01 Description
Analyzing the Profitability and Risk of High-Oil Corn
Gregg Ibendahl, Kimberly Zeuli and William Pearce. June, 2000. AEC Extension 2000-10 Description
Eastern Kentucky Meat Goat Budget Analysis
Alioune Diaw and A. Lee Meyer. May, 2000. AEC Extension 2000-11 Description
Marketing Options for Commercial Vegetable Growers
Brent Rowell, Tim Woods and James Mansfield. July, 1999. CAFE Extension ID-134 Description
Freshwater Shrimp Enterprise Cost and Return Estimates for Kentucky
Timothy Woods, James Murdock and Seth Riggins. December, 1998. AEC Extension 98-05 Description
A Cost Comparison of Three 10-Acre Tobacco Transplant Production Systems
Brad Gross, Steve Isaacs and Gary Palmer. October, 1997. CAFE Extension ID-129 Description
Economic Analysis of the Impact of Paratuberculosis on the Kentucky Cattle Industry
A. Lee Meyer and Harry H. Hall. October, 1994. AEC Staff 343 Description
Using Drought-stressed Corn: Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing
Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist, George Heersche, John Johns, Morris Bitzer, Fred Benson and Lee Meyer. August, 1988. CAFE Extension ID-86 Description
Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Kentucky
Jordan M. Shockley and Tyler B. Mark. January, 0. AEC Extension 101 Description