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Contact Us

James Theuri
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532




  • Are You Being Bugged by Buffalo Gnats?
    Recently several areas in Illinois have reported large numbers of black flies have been biting poultry, pets, livestock, and people. Several poultry have died as a result of these attacks and more than 40 people have sought medical attention.

  • Department of Animal Sciences
    College of ACES - University of Illinois

  • Insect Identification Key for Livestock
    Key to assist in identifying insects associated with dairy and beef cattle, poultry, horses, swine, goat, and sheep. Cornell University Department of Entomology.

  • Livestock Management Facilities Program
    USDA. The Act establishes requirements for the design, construction and operation of livestock management and livestock waste-handling facilities. It also establishes specific procedures and criteria for the siting of such facilities and outline the public information meeting process.

  • Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN)
    NMPAN is a network and info hub for people and organizations who want small meat processors to thrive. We offer tools and information for small processors and the farmers, marketers, and meat buyers who depend on them. NMPAN is part of

  • U.S. Drought Monitor

  • USDA Organic; Substances for Organic Crop + Livestock Production
    July 2013. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released a new fact sheet summarizing allowed and prohibited substances in organic crop and livestock production and processing.