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
Questions? Contact the Christian County Extension Office at 217.287.7246.