Dr. Chris Teutsch » VFGC Board
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is comprised of people dedicated to forages and animal agriculture and their roles in Virginia’s quality of life. We are governed by 12 directors representing farmers and agribusiness and six non-voting technical advisors representing governmental and educational organizations.
Our membership elects Directors for three-year terms. Directors are limited to two consecutive terms. The Council president, secretary and treasurer are elected by the directors. Technical advisors are appointed for three-year terms by the directors. Officers, directors and technical advisors receive no financial compensation for their services.
Board of Directors is made up of 18 members in good standing including 12 elected members (6 industry and 6 producer), then 6 appointed directors serving as technical advisors.
Dr. Teutsch conducts applied forage research focusing on Virginia’s Southern Piedmont Region. The objective of both his research and extension program is to reduce the need for conserved forage (hay) by extending the grazing season.
Treasurer and Registered Agent
Industry Directors: 6 elected by membership (Article IV Section 1a)
Producer Directors: 6 elected by membership (Article IV Section 1a)
Technical Advisors (6 – non voting Directors – Agricultural Agency Representatives appointed by the Board)