Cooperative Extension Service Departments
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Welcome to the Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness web site. Below you
will find a description of the areas available on our web site. If you need
additional information regarding Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, please
Agricultural and Food Policy
The objective of the Agricultural and Food Policy web site is to increase the
understanding of public decision making by providing sources of information,
data, analysis and news on public policy issues impacting Arkansas producers.
Horticulture Business Resources
Commercial Horticulture includes the areas of fruits, ornamentals, turf,
vegetables, and herbs. On this site you will find links to web sites that
provide information in the areas of horticulture production, marketing, and
Marketing their crops and livestock has always been important to the
profitability of Arkansas producers. As American agriculture moves steadily to a
market-oriented and global system, it is expected marketing will have a greater
affect on farm-level profitability. Planting decisions will be based on expected
market returns more so than in the past. Producers will experience greater
exposure to price and yield risk. Thus, market information, records, and
available marketing tools increase in their importance to successfully manage
MarketMaker is an online marketing resource available to Arkansasí farmers,
businesses, and consumers. It is an interactive web resource aimed at promoting
the products and businesses of agricultural producers.
Production Economics and Farm Management
Here you will find information on issues related to the economics of agricultural production.
Farm management topics include cost of production estimates and budgeting tools for row crops
and specialty crops.
Southern Risk Management Education Center
The Center coordinates risk management education programs throughout the
southern region primarily through a regional competitive grants program serving
the states/territories of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.