Get Your Questions Answered
Do you have specific questions about your next steps, processes or regulations related to livestock? From livestock expansion experts to industry associations, several resources and people are ready to answer your questions and provide support.
ILLINOIS LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT GROUP
As the livestock business developer for the Illinois Livestock Development Group, Nic Anderson helps farmers build new and expanded livestock barns. He provides guidance, develops educational materials and coordinates public hearing support. He also works with commodity groups to build community support.
Ted Funk, Ph.D.
A licensed professional engineer, Ted Funk provides consulting services on environmental, structural and energy issues to the livestock industry in Illinois and the Midwest. Funk worked for 33 years as an Extension engineer with the University of Illinois. He continues to serve as a resource for producer training programs, seminars and workshops on environmental management and animal housing systems.
Decision-Making Tools and Resources
Diversifying with animal agriculture is a big decision. These resources can help you decide if adding livestock is best for you, your farm and your family.
Financial, farm management and risk management tools provide information and calculators to determine if livestock would be a good investment for your farm.
Resources designed to help make farm decisions based on factors such as cost, return and markets.
This mini-module helps users evaluate a small-scale livestock enterprise entry decision. It covers cow-calf operations, dairy steers, sheep, goats and turkeys.
Livestock Industry Partners
Find resources to help diversify your farm, including information about the Livestock Management Facilities Act, regulations and how to submit a Notice of Intent to Construct.
Supports new and expanding livestock farms, providing compliance information and support for future economic viability.