Over 50 Illinois ag producers, farmers, and researchers attended the Dudley Smith Farm Field Day that was held on June 30th. Participants learned about many new interesting products and research. Many topics included grazing and soil health in cover crops, new technology in agriculture, crop residues and legumes in organic beef cattle grazing, and regenerative grazing expansion in Illinois.
Dudley Smith Farm is located in rural Christian County off Route 29 between Taylorville and Pana. Field day participants were provided the opportunity to take walking tours of the research farm to learn about various pasture paddock grazing systems.
The University of Illinois Extension Office serves Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties and hosted the field day, which featured speakers from academia and the agricultural industry. Ed Ballard, the farm coordinator, opened the field day and introduced each presenter. Presenters include Taylor Berkshire Akers, crop sciences graduate student, Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension digital agriculture specialist, Mallory Krieger, Terra Elossa LLC Pasture Project; and Bernie Hand, Fillmore farmer.
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