grazing black cows on a winter pasture

University of Illinois Extension Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting will be held virtually this year.

Winter Meeting Topics will include:

  • Beef Cattle Management
  • Grazing Management
  • Soil Health
  • Nutrient Management
  • Water Quality

CEUs Available: Certified Crop Advisors have been approved to receive continuing education units by attending this meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.


10:00 AM: Welcome And Announcements

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

10:10 AM: Integrating Cover Crops In Grain And Beef Cattle Operations For Soil-Livestock Synergies

Dan Shike, PhD, U of I Department of Animal Sciences

10:35 AM: Invasive Plant Species As Risk Factors For Tick-Borne Disease In Humans And Livestock: A One Health Approach To Sustainable Agriculture Communities

Teresa L. Steckler, PhD, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

11:00 AM: Dixon Springs Agricultural Center Beef Research Updates

Lucas Neira, Research Specialist, U of I

11:25 AM: Current Status Of Cover Crops And Grazing In Illinois

Cliff Schuette, Producer and Chairman, Illinois Grazing Lands Coalition, Breese, IL

11:50 AM: Questions & Discussion


1:00 PM: The First Years Of Tile Drainage Research At The Dudley Smith Farm... And Many More To Come

Laura Christianson, PhD, U of I Department of Crop Sciences

1:40 PM: Uncovering Cover Crops: An Intensive Tile Drainage Sampling Study At The Dudley Smith Farm

Ariana Munoz, U of I Department of Crop Sciences

2:10 PM: Is There A Soil P Credit For Illinois?

Andrew Margenot, PhD, U of I Department of Crop Sciences

2:40 PM: Wrap Up & Program Evaluation

Print the agenda here.

Questions? Contact the Christian County Extension Office at 217.287.7246.