The University of Illinois Extension Office is working to better understand various strategies on the farm. The office recently received a grant they had applied for in conjunction with the Christian County Farm Bureau that will allow the Extension to expand their studies at the Extension’s Dudley Smith Farm.
Gary Letterly with the U of I Extension appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show’s live Ag Day coverage from the Christian County Farm Bureau and discussed the grant the Extension received. Several parties worked to secure the grant, which will help expand the research the Extension can do at the Dudley Smith Farm near Pana.
The farm recently began a project to study the impact of farmers implementing various nutrient loss reduction strategies on their operations.
The project will encompass around 40 acres of land, and will study how successful various nutrient loss reduction strategies are compared to the standard practice of nutrient application.