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Richard Gates
Professor and Extension Specialist
University of Illinois Extension
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
rsgates@illinois.edu

Morgan Hayes
Clincal Assistant Professor
University of Illinois Extension
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
mhayes17@illinois.edu

Laura Pepple
Livestock Extension Specialist
University of Illinois Extension
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-0083
lpepple2@illinois.edu

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Livestock Facilities and Manure Management Extension and Research home page.  We are situated in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  Our team specializes in research and outreach on the following areas:

  • Animal Housing Systems
  • Ventilation & Air Quality
  • Manure and Nutrient management
  • Training and Certification Programs

Additionally, we coordinate training opportunities for Illinois livestock producers to obtain their Certified Livestock Manager Certification. If you are looking for particular information related to our program areas, please see the links below or check the Ag Engineering Update blog. Thank you for visiting!

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