Dixon Springs Ag Center To Host Beef Field Day


   The annual Beef Field Day at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC) will be on Tuesday, July 30. A variety of topics on beef cattle will be provided.
   Topics to be presented this year include: management and/or control of invasive plants (Chris Evans – Extension Forester, UIUC NRES), ticks (new and old species) and disease carried by them and provide an update on the anaplasmosis research (Teresa Steckler – Illinois Extension Educator), short presentations from the six I-BELIEF Fellows that work at DSAC, Orr Beef Research Center, and campus, and introduction of the new interim AnSci farm manager – Lucas Neira.    
   The program will start at 5 p.m. and concludes with a complimentary dinner prepared by the Shawnee Beef Association. There is no charge to attend the Beef Field Day; however, for an accurate food count please pre-register by Friday, July 26.
   To register call 618-695-2441 or email Teresa Steckler at tsteckle@illinois.edu with your name, address, county, phone number and number attending.
   If dietary or disability accommodations are needed, participants need to indicate when registering. ∆
   DR. TERESA L. STECKLER: Extension Specialist, Commercial Agriculture, Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, University of Illinois
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