VFGC hosts a series of Summer Forage Field Days focusing on how Native Summer Forages can be effectively used for both production and wildlife benefits. As they say when it comes to NWSG’s, “What’s good for the bird is good for the herd!” The evening field days will include a meal at 5:30 pm followed by a pasture walk on […]
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Tim Tobin of Swallow Hill Farm in Caroline County began a grazing demonstration in partnership with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council over a year ago. Jim Tate, Conservationist with the Hanover Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District introduced Tim to the VFGC and organized a farm visit in November 2014. At that time Tim met with Patty Johnson, Chris […]
In 2011, the Dr. Harlan E. White Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC). The fund will be used for scholarships, education, research, and other activities related to the promotion and better understanding of forages and grasslands in Virginia. Dr. White’s career was long and distinguished. He joined the Virginia Tech Agronomy Department in […]
January 11-14, 2015 | St. Louis, Missouri Mark your calendars now for the 2015 AFGC Annual Conference to be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis, MO and hosted by both the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council and the Illinois Forage and Grassland Council. 2015 AFGC Annual Meeting Agenda Outline Registration for the 2015 AFGC […]
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Ballerstedt, forage product manager at Barenbrug USA (left). He received his Ph. D. in Forage Management and Utilization from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Peter Ballerstedt has written numerous publications and articles and currently writes a blog focused on diet, health and human nutrition called “Grass Based Health.” His areas of expertise include […]