Extension Offering Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting February 11

The University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville is hosting a Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The meeting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Christian County Extension Office at 1120 N. Webster Street in Taylorville. This in-office field day will feature a variety of topics including beef cattle management, grazing management, nutrient management, and water quality.


9:30 a.m.


9:50 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

Ashley Belle, PhD, Extension Educator, Environmental & Energy Stewardship

10:00 a.m.

Managing Commercial Beef Cow Herd in Central Illinois

Travis Meteer, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

10:25 a.m.

Local Producer Perspective: Management of Commercial Beef Cattle & Cropping System

Dennis Beyers, Oconee, IL

10:45 a.m.

Spotlight on Grazing

Ed Ballard, Dudley Smith Farm Coordinator

11:10 a.m.

Pasture Infiltration Research Update

U of I Department of Crop Sciences

11:30 a.m.

Dudley Smith Water Quality and Nutrient Management Research Update

Giovani Preza-Fontes, PhD Student

Kristin Greer, Senior Research Specialist

U of I Department of Crop Sciences


Program Evaluation

12:00 p.m.



The meeting is free for participants; however pre-registration is required by Thursday, February 6. Participants can register online at extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or by calling the Christian County Extension Office at 217-287-7246. For more information, please contact Ashley Belle, Ph.D., Extension Educator, Environmental and Energy Stewardship, at 217-287-7246 or via email abelle@illinois.edu.