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Agriculture and natural resource educators and specialists respond to over 13,000 inquiries a year.  Our educators and specialists can provide recommendations and information or refer you to appropriate resources targeted to your needs.


N. Dennis Bowman, Specialist in digital agriculture based in Urbana
Digital agriculture, precision agriculture; row crops; integrated pest management (IPM); UAV/drones

Travis Meteer, Commercial Agriculture State Educator based at the Orr Agricultural Research and Demonstration Center in Baylis
Beef cattle nutrition and feedstuffs; beef cattle herd management; beef cattle genetics and breeding; cover crops for livestock feed

Stanley (Jay) Solomon, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator based in Freeport
Renewable energy; livestock management including nutrient management, grazing, mortality management, and facilities; home energy efficiency, water quality; invasive species; rainwater management

Teresa Steckler, Commercial Agriculture State Educator based at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson
Ruminant livestock management; bovine infertility; small ruminant production