Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting

Winter Meeting Highlights

The Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting covers a range of topics related to sustainable agriculture practices and the adoption of technological advances used to assist rural farms across Illinois. 

Winter meeting topics include:

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


9:30 a.m. Registration

9:55 a.m. Welcome and Announcements, Ed Ballard, Dudley Smith Farm Coordinator

10:00 a.m. Cover Crops for Beef Research Projects, Kylie P. Ewing, University of Illinois Graduate Assistant, Animal Sciences

10:25 a.m. How Various Grazing Practices Work for Our Operation, Tanner Mickey, Pana, Illinois

10:50 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Dudley Smith Farm Tile Drainage Phosphorus Loss: Heating up with hot spots and hot moments and future research on Dudley Smith Farm, Laura Christianson, University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences; Luciano de Oliveira, and Kristin Greer

11:30 a.m. Grazing Management Strategies, Dan Shike, University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences

Noon Lunch

The meeting is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Cassie O'Connell, .

The meeting will be at the Christian County Extension Office located at 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville