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 Owaneco area farmer John Hebert. Hebert sat on a producer panel to discuss various topics with the crowd at the field day, and shared with White what he was planning on discussing as a member of the panel.
Hebert's work with cover crops over the past 30 years would be considered ahead of the game by some, however he explained its something farmers have been doing for some time now.