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Dudley Smith Farm Field Day: Unveiling the Future of Sustainable Agriculture
Illinois Ag Connection - 05/31/2023

Dudley Smith Farm, located in central Illinois, is gearing up for its highly anticipated Field Day event. Whether you're a farmer, producer, or simply interested in sustainable agriculture, staying up to date with the latest practices is crucial. Dudley Smith Farm, known for its tradition of pushing sustainable agriculture forward through hands-on research, offers the perfect opportunity to learn and engage with the industry.

The Field Day will kick off at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 29th, near Pana in Christian County. One of the highlights of the event is the chance to hear industry updates and witness practical applications firsthand. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics that are vital to the agricultural community.

Topics to be covered include factors that influence beef cow nutrition and the cost of their diets. This knowledge is invaluable for beef producers aiming to optimize their operations and enhance profitability. Additionally, the Field Day will delve into the development of grass-fed beef enterprises and explore effective methods for direct marketing to consumers who value grass-fed products.

Regenerative agriculture, an increasingly popular concept, will also be a key focus. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what regenerative agriculture truly means and learn about practical findings from ongoing research. Furthermore, Dudley Smith Farm will share updates on their drainage and cover crop research, offering valuable insights into sustainable farming practices.

The Field Day will not only focus on livestock but also touch on crop sciences research conducted by the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Participants can expect to learn about recent findings in the field of crop sciences and how they can be applied to enhance agricultural practices.

The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required by June 23rd, especially for those who wish to enjoy the complimentary lunch. To access the full agenda, check out the list of speakers, and secure your spot, visit For any further inquiries, contact Cassie O'Connell at or call 217-287-7246.

The Dudley Smith Farm Field Day offers an educational experience to connect with the agricultural community, learn about sustainable practices, and witness groundbreaking research. Don't miss this valuable event that contributes to the advancement of agriculture in central Illinois. Save the date for a day of knowledge, networking, and appreciation for sustainable agriculture.

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