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Illinois Animal Agriculture

Animal agriculture is vitally important to the state of Illinois, both currently and in the future. Animal products provide high quality nutrition for humans and a large job base for Illinois citizens. Animal production in Illinois generates over $2.5 billion in total income to producers, provides alternative enterprises and employment, and produces value-added products from grain and forages.

The Department of Animal Sciences is engaged in a number of research and outreach projects that address the benefits and problem areas surrounding animal production in the state. Such projects as the 5-State Beef Initiative and research on swine odor are just a few. In addition, the tent features a display showing who’s involved in Animal Sciences extension.

Ken W. Koelkebeck, Associate Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
(217) 244-0195; kkoelkeb@illinois.edu

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