Many in the agriculture industry came out to the Dudley Smith Farm near Pana for the farm's field day. The Dudley Smith Farm works in conjunction with the University of Illinois Extension to research various ag related topics.
Local Farm Broadcaster Jared White was live at the farm for the field day, and spoke with several notable names in the local agriculture industry, one of which was retired University of Illinois Extension Educator Ed Ballard. Ballard explained how the Dudley Smith Farm came to be.
Ballard says the farm can do preliminary studies on a number of topics, before expanding that study on larger operations.