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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Extension Offering Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting February 15

The University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville is hosting a Dudley Smith Farm Winter Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The meeting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the U of I Christian County Extension Office at 1120 N. Webster Street in Taylorville. This “in-office” field day will feature a variety of topics including cattle management, stretching your hay budget and current research that takes place at the U of I Dudley Smith Farm near Pana, Illinois.



9:30 a.m.


9:50 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

Amanda Cole, County Extension Director-Unit 18

9:55 a.m.

New Staff Introduction

Ashley Belle, PhD, Extension Educator, Environmental & Energy Stewardship

10:00 a.m.

Stretching Your Hay Budget

Travis Meteer, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

10:30 a.m.

Dudley Smith Water Quality and Nutrient Management Project Update

Giovani Preza Fontes, U of I Graduate Student, Department of Crop Sciences

11:00 a.m.

How Often Should You Move Your Cattle?

Ed Ballard, Retired Extension Educator, Animal Systems

11:20 a.m.

Overview of the Betzold’s Registered Angus Cattle Management Program

Bruce Betzold, Betzold Farms-Nokomis, IL

11:45 a.m.


Provided by the University of Illinois/Christian County Extension


The program is free for participants; however pre-registration is required by Monday, February 12. Participants can register online at or by calling the Christian County Extension Office at 217-287-7246. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the University of Illinois Christian County Extension Office.

For more information, please contact Ashley Belle, Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator, at the Christian County Extension Office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, Phone: 217-287-7246 or via email

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Local Contact: Ashley Belle, Extension Educator, Environmental and Energy Stewardship,