TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — The University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville is hosting a Beef Cow-Calf Field Day Monday, January 23, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This “in-office” field day will highlight the latest on beef cattle grazing systems, livestock management in research trials around the Midwest and those in place at the U of I Dudley Smith Farm near Pana. The program will offer updates on local and regional livestock nutrition and grazing projects, and livestock feeding issues, as well as opportunities and how to plan for 2017.
Special guests will include:
Professor David Davis—University of Missouri Research Center will share some of his ongoing research in forage grazing species selection for pastures and how to extend the grazing season.
Ed Ballard—retired Extension Animal Systems Educator and Gary Letterly will provide a rundown of projects, events and activities that are forage and livestock related in association with Dudley Smith Initiatives and the U of I – College of ACES.
The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and includes a lunch at the U of I Extension Christian County office at 1120 N. Webster Street in Taylorville.
9:30 a.m.—Sign in
10:00 — Introductions and Announcements:
Gary Letterly, U of I Extension
10:05 — ACES Office of Research (invited) — Project update and overview.
10:15 — Gary Letterly and Ed Ballard—Ongoing Dudley Smith Projects and Regional Forage and Livestock Efforts in the Midwest.
10:30 — David Davis, University of Missouri Research Center. Pasture diversity, use of cover crops to help extend the grazing season. Time for Q&A
11:20— Producer Panel—area livestock producers will share details of their operation and the application of current practices and research on their farm.
11:45 — Lunch provided by University of Illinois Extension Christian County
Weather and time permitting, an optional tour of the Dudley Smith Initiative project site may be scheduled. Participants can see other pasture-grazing and forage research taking place on the U of I Dudley Smith Farm.
The program is free for participants; however pre-registration is request by Friday, January 20. Participants can register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/ or by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact University of Illinois Extension Christian County office.
For more information, please contact. Gary Letterly, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator at the Christian County Extension Office, 1120 N Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, Phone: 217-287-7246 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
— University of Illinois Extension
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