Thursday, July 19, 2018

American Forage & Grassland Council Annual Meeting

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The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) will host its Annual Meeting January 6-9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The theme is “Forages Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” The 2019 AFGC Conference will kick off with Dr. Garry Lacefield presenting on the history of AFGC and forages and the impact both have had on the world the past 75 years. Forage Reflections will take you through time and show the true impact of forages.

 The conference will feature workshops focused on soil health, grass-based dairies, how to get started with forages, and more. In addition to workshops, the conference offers scientific poster presentations; an outstanding exhibit hall representing seed, chemical, fencing and other industry companies and organizations; many networking opportunities; and several competitions such as the Forage Spokesperson, Emerging Scientist, Photo and Essay Contests.

 According to AFGC President, Mark Kennedy, “We are extremely fortunate to have the guidance of producer and AFGC board member, Carl Stafford serving as conference chair along with Mark Green, serving as program co-chairs. The entire 2019 planning team has put together an amazing program focused on the many facets of the forage industry providing value for everyone. Come join us in St. Louis to discover the exciting possibilities the future holds for forage and grassland agriculture.” Details and registration will be available on the web at Or, contact AFGC at 1.800.944.2342 for information or questions.

 As a lead organization in the U.S. forage industry, the AFGC annual conference offers farmers, scientists, students and industry a chance to learn from, and to share with, each other in a mutual pursuit of new forage knowledge. There are over 60 educational opportunities over the two-day conference qualifying for CEU credit in the Certified Forage and Grassland Professional designation program offered by AFGC.

  The American Forage and Grassland Council is an organization comprised of 22 affiliate councils with over 2,500 members and is the leading voice for economically and environmentally sound forage based agriculture. Founded in 1944, its primary objective is to bring producers, educators, scientists, and industry professionals together to promote and advance forages in agriculture. Contact AFGC, PO Box 867, Berea, KY 40403. Telephone 800.944.2342. Fax 859.623.8694. Email

AFGC ● PO Box 867 ● Berea, KY 40403 ● Telephone 800.944.AFGC ● Fax 859.623.8694 ●

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