Chris Prevatt

John ArthingtonState Specialized Extension Agent II
Beef Cattle and Forage Enterprise Budgeting & Marketing

Range Cattle Research & Education Center
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865
Telephone: (863) 735-1314 ext. 215
Facsimile: (863) 735-1930
Electronic Mail:

Extension Program (100%)


My extension focus will be working on the economics of livestock and forages, management practices, and marketing strategies for cattle producers. My efforts are to educate Extension faculty and the clientele on the management practices that increase the profitability of livestock and forage producers.

Specific programs include:

  • Developing and Maintaining Enterprise Budgets for a Cow-Calf Operation and Forage Budgets
  • Generate Decision Aids for producers to analyze profitability on an individual basis
  • Provide economic insight on cost-effective management practices
  • Develop a Marketing Plan to evaluate Marketing Alternatives and Strategies
  • Agri-business Development and Financial Management


Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Department of Agriculture Economics, 2013
  • B.S. Auburn University Auburn, AL, College of Business, (Accounting), 2011


  • Regional Specialized Agent, University of Florida - IFAS Extension, Range Cattle Research and Extension Center, Ona, FL, 2014 to present


Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Prevatt, C., J. Novak, W. Prevatt, M.R. Worosz, K. Balkcom, W. Birdsong, B. Gamble, and J.A. Howe. 2014. A Return-risk analysis of southern row crop enterprises and the sod-based rotation. Journal of Agribusiness. 31:181-191.

EDIS Documents

  • Prevatt, C. 2016. 2016 Beef Cattle Market Outlook.
  • Lancaster, P., C. Prevatt, and J. Arthington. 2015 Improving the productivity of beef heifers in Florida.