DSF Winter Meeting

The University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville will be the site for the Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The meeting will feature a variety of topics including beef cattle management, grazing management, nutrient mangement, and water quailty. The meeting is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. We look forward to seeing you!


Program: Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting

9:30 a.m. - Registration


9:50 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements

Ashley Belle, PhD, Extension Educator, Environmental & Energy Stewardship


10:00 a.m. - Managing Commercial Beef Cow Herd in Central Illinois

Travis Meteer, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture


10:25 a.m. - Local Producer Perspective: Management of Commercial Beef Cattle and Cropping System

Dennis Beyers, Oconee, IL


10:45 a.m. - Spotlight on Grazing

Ed Ballard, Dudley Smith Farm Coordinator


10:55 a.m. - Break


11:10 a.m. - Pasture Infiltration Research Update

U of I Department of Crop Sciences


11:30 a.m. - Dudley Smith Water Quality and Nutrient Management Research Update

Giovani Preza-Fontes, PhD Student

Kristin Greer, Senior Research Specialist

U of I Department of Crop Sciences


11:50 a.m. - Program Evaluation


12:00 p.m. - Lunch

Event Date(s)
Event Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Christian County Extension Office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568