Dudley Smith Farm Field Day to be held June 20th - U of I Extension

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Dudley Smith Farm Field Day to be held June 20th


May 7, 2018

The Dudley Smith Farm in Christian County will be the site for a field day on Wednesday, June 20th. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about cover crops, water quality, and nutrient management. The farm is located off Route 29 between Taylorville and Pana, Illinois (2200 E. 600 North Rd.). Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the program will conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 will host the field day event and will feature speakers from academia and the agricultural industry. Doug Hanson, a seed specialist from ProHarvest Seeds, will discuss building soil health with cover crops. Additionally, the integration of cover crops into a grazing program will be presented by Chase Brown, a beef producer from Warrensburg, IL. The field day will also include updates on the Dudley Smith Water Quality and Nutrient Management Project by Dr. Cameron Pittelkow, a U of I crop scientist.

An optional tour of the Dudley Smith Farm will be available to participants. The tour will give visitors an opportunity to view pasture paddocks and the water quality and nutrient management system featuring a woodchip bioreactor.

The program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by Friday, June 15 to enjoy a meal provided by the University of Illinois Extension Christian County. Participants may register online by visiting the Extension website at go.illinois.edu/cjmm or calling the Christian County Extension Office at 217-287-7246. For more information, contact Ashley J. Belle, Ph.D., Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator, at the Christian County Extension Office.

Dudley Smith Farm Field Day Agenda

9:30 a.m.


9:50 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

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

10:00 a.m.

Overview of the College of ACES   Experiment Stations and Outreach

Germ╬Čn Bollero, PhD, Associate Dean for Research

10:20 a.m.

Dudley Smith Water Quality and

Nutrient Management Project Update

Cameron Pittelkow, PhD

Hannah Dougherty

U of I Department of Crop Sciences

10:50 a.m.



Building Soil Health with Cover Crops

Doug Hanson, Seed Specialist,        ProHarvest Seeds

11:20 a.m.

Improving Soil Health Utilizing Cover Crops for Grazing

Chase Brown, Beef Producer,         Warrensburg, IL

12:00 p.m.


Provided by the University of Illinois  Extension Christian County

12:30 p.m.

Optional Tour of DSI Projects:

*  Water Quality & Nutrient Management

*  Pasture Paddocks

The 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.

Pull date: November 30, 2022