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Animal Sciences Extension

Dr. Dan Shike and two others in a pasture with beef cattle

Animal Sciences Extension programs and specialists provide practical education and learning activities to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

We take the knowledge gained through the research done by our faculty and students and make it accessible to the public using a variety of forms for individuals of all ages and from rural and urban areas.

From our species-specific regional producer programs to our hands-on educational programs for youth, the latest practical information in animal sciences is provided by our trusted faculty, staff and students. 

Our Extension Specialists        Extension Programs

University of Illinois Extension also helps manage research centers that help researchers gain critical information, and then disperse valuable information to the community. The Dixon Springs and Orr Agricultural Research Centers conduct research on beef cattle, as well other research areas.