No forage-livestock operation can ignore the economics involved in this world. Even those who have chosen farming because of its lifestyle must consider the business side of life. This topic is designed to present the basic concepts of economics involved in forage production. When the basics are understood managers can make decisions that will benefit the plants, livestock, and pocketbook. Forage production has many areas where wise money management can reap benefits if the interrelationships of the various factors are considered.