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Expand Your Agricultural Knowledge at Dudley Smith Farm Field Day
Illinois Ag Connection - 05/25/2023

In the ever-evolving world of agriculture, staying informed about current and upcoming practices is crucial for farmers, producers, and consumers alike. The agricultural industry is fast-paced, driven by technological advancements that continuously improve efficiency. These innovations are essential to sustainably feed our growing global population.

At Dudley Smith Farm, located near Pana, IL, in Christian County, tradition meets innovation as sustainable agriculture practices are propelled into the future through hands-on research opportunities. Prepare yourself for a day filled with valuable insights, industry updates, and practical application examples at the upcoming Dudley Smith Farm Field Day on Thursday, June 29, starting at 9:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided, allowing you to network and engage with like-minded individuals.

During the Field Day, a range of topics will be covered, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable farming practices:

1. Factors Influencing Beef Cow Nutrition and Cost of Diets: Gain insights into the key factors that impact beef cow nutrition and explore the cost considerations associated with their diets.

2. Developing Grass-Fed Beef Enterprises and Direct Marketing Methods: Discover the strategies for successfully establishing grass-fed beef enterprises and learn about effective direct marketing techniques to connect with consumers seeking high-quality grass-fed beef.

3. Unveiling the Essence of Regenerative Agriculture: Delve into the concept of regenerative agriculture and explore practical findings that showcase its positive impact on the environment, soil health, and overall sustainability.

4. Updates on Drainage and Cover Crop Research: Stay updated on the latest research findings related to drainage systems and cover crops, vital components of sustainable farming practices.

The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss related crop sciences research findings from the esteemed University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, adding further depth and expertise to the discussions.

Attending the Dudley Smith Farm Field Day is free of cost; however, advance registration is required for lunch by June 23. To access the full agenda, explore the lineup of speakers, and secure your spot, please visit

We value inclusivity and aim to accommodate all participants. If you require reasonable accommodations to fully engage in the program, please reach out to Cassie O'Connell at or call 217-287-7246. We encourage you to submit your accommodation requests early to ensure sufficient time for us to meet your needs effectively.

Join us at Dudley Smith Farm Field Day, where sustainable agricultural practices, cutting-edge research, and hands-on experiences converge. Together, let's explore the future of agriculture and work towards a more sustainable and resilient farming industry.

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