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Beef up your 2023 beef herd management


URBANA, Ill – Producers can improve herd management by learning latest research on cover crop performance, grazing farms, soil health, and drainage practices during the 2023 Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office in Taylorville. Register before Feb. 2 at Lunch will be provided.

Dudley Smith Farm coordinator Ed Ballard will welcome participants and introduce the day's programs. Evan Schulte, beef producer from Salem, will discuss profitable forage and conservation grazing systems. 

Andrew Margenot, University of Illinois crop science assistant professor, will present updated recommendations for phosphorus and potassium tests for Illinois fields. Kristin Greer, U of I crop sciences senior research specialist, will demonstrate new crop rotations for the farm's drainage research.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate, contact Cassie O'Connell at or by calling 217-287-7246. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.