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Bringing science into the conversation

There’s a lot of noise about the environment, food, families, agriculture, health, and finances on social media these days…and in the University of Illinois College of ACES, we have scientists available to discuss these topics that are on your mind and in the news. Join us for our regularly scheduled live Twitter chats using #askACES. During these one-hour chats, our ACES scientists will be online to answer your questions. We’ll follow this chat up with a taped podcast that you can go back and reference at any time. Our goal is simple – to connect you to the science and help answer your questions.

Latest Episode

Beef Cow Nutrition Strategies for 2018


Feed cost is the number one determinant of profitability in cow-calf operations. Nutrition impacts reproductive success, longevity, and future calf performance. How do beef cattle producers best manage pastures and feed resources to ensure sustainable beef production? Find out what experts Dr. Dan Shike, Dept. of Animal Sciences, and Travis Meteer, Illinois Extension, have to say.

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