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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.

Travis Burke

Travis Burke

Assistant Dean, Agriculture/Agri-Business Program Leader
Commercial Agriculture
Master Gardeners
Animal Science
Sustainable Agriculture
(217) 333-1106

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