The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is providing beneficial training for Alabama farmers in 2022. 

Alabama farmers and crop producers can learn or refine best management practices and prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course. The course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 19. at Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences are partnering to bring producers an event geared toward understanding the current market conditions, improving farm practices, and increasing profitability.

Audrey Gamble, a soil scientist with ACES, said faculty and agents are once again working across production lines to equip farmers with relevant research and information.

“After a virtual short course in 2020, we are looking forward to learning together in 2022,” Gamble said. “We are excited about hosting the short course in a new location this year at the Embassy Suites Montgomery. This location will cut about an hour of driving for any farmers coming over from the western half of the state, which we hope will make the short course more convenient to attend.”

The Row Crops Short Course will cover several topics and feature a broad number of presenters.

Gamble says the course will benefit farmers who focus on one or two crops and those with diverse row crop operations. Also, continuing education units and pesticide points will be available for all attendees.

The course will include presenters from many renowned southern institutions such as Auburn University, The University of Tennessee, Mississippi State University, Texas A & M, and others.

Professionals from the various institutions will present information on the following topics:

  • Weed management in small grains

  • Fall armyworms

  • Corn and soybean management recommendations

  • Peanut production and disease management

  • Cotton production and pest management

  • Carbon markets

  • Climate outlook

  • Variety selection

  • Input cost management

There is no registration fee before Jan. 7. After this date, the cost of registration will be $40. An event schedule, hotel reservation information, a complete list of speakers and topics, and the registration link are all available on the 2022 Alabama Row Crops Short Course webpage at