There is a new face at the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18. Dr. Ashley Bell has replaced the retired Gary Letterly as the Environmental Energy Stewardship Educator at the extension.
Dr. Bell and County Extension Director Amanda Cole both joined the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss Dr. Bell's background, and what she brings to the Extension Office. Cole says Bell will be working at the Dudley Smith Farm as well as throughout the state researching enviornmental and energy stewardship.
Dr. Bell is originally from Louisiana, and earned her doctorate in Maryland. Bell says her area of expertise is converting organic materials into renewable energy.
The Extension office has a program coming up in February designed to help teach area farmers about soil and water conservation.
To register for the webinar, contact the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18.