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Dudley Smith Farm Field Day

Black Angus cows standing in grassy field near wire fence.
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University of Illinois Dudley Smith Farm Research Center

Expand your knowledge of regenerative agriculture.

Whether you are a farmer, producer, or consumer, it is important to stay informed on current and upcoming agricultural practices. The ag industry is fast-paced and filled with technology pushing efficiency forward. Without these advancements, farmers could not continue to feed the growing world. The challenge remains to do it sustainably.

Dudley Smith Farm is one location where tradition pushes sustainable agriculture practice into the future through hands-on research opportunities. Look forward to hearing industry updates and application examples on-site at the upcoming Field Day near Pana, IL, in Christian County.

There is no cost to attend the field day, and a free lunch is provided. Advance registration is required for lunch by June 23.

Field Day Agenda:

9:30 a.m. – Registration

9:45 – Welcome and Announcements
Ed Ballard, Dudley Smith Farm Coordinator

9:50 – Factors Influencing Beef Cow Nutrient Requirements and Subsequent Cost
Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator

10:20 – Direct Marketing of Meat Products to the Consumer
Jim Crum, US Wellness Meats, Canton, MO

10:50 – Break

11:05 – What Does Regenerative Ag Really Mean?
Talon Becker, University of Illinois Extension Commercial Agriculture Educator

11:35 – Dudley Smith Farm Research Update: drainage, the role of cover crops in drainage management, and related University of Illinois crops research
Giovani Preza Fontes, Field Crops Agronomist and Extension Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Noon – Lunch

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