Application for Certification Certified Forage and Grassland Professional (CFGP)

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Certification as a Forage and Grassland Professional (CFGP) signifies that the designated individual has successfully completed this application and an exam that documents his or her knowledge in planning critical conservation practices and implementing sound resource management of pasture, hayland, and grazed cropland. Candidates who wish to take the exam and be certified by the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) must complete the Application for Certification and return it, with payment, to AFGC at the address indicated on this form.

Those who earn CFGP status are required to re-certify every two years by meeting continuing education requirements specified by AFGC. More information on re-certification is available online at www.afgc.org, or by calling the office at 800.944.2342.

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EDUCATION                                                                                                                               

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Education should include completion of bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Soils, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Range Science, or a closely related field.

Education toward an MS or PhD degree in a field closely related to forage or grassland management may be substituted for two years of experience as determined by the Certification Committee. The Committee may, at their discretion, accept other combinations of education and experience as meeting these requirements.

Five years of experience and performance on the written exam may be substituted for course requirements if the Committee decides that the required subject matter content is met. Also, completion of courses approved for continuing education units may be substituted for some educational requirements. Education alone cannot be substituted for all of the experience requirements.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                              

At least five years of full-time experience is required. Only work that is directly related to grassland/forage resource management will be counted toward the experience requirement. Qualifying experience may consist of employment in farm/ranch management, land management agencies, consulting, teaching, research, extension or technical assistance, or other types of grassland/forage resource management.

In the space below, please describe your professional work, starting with your current position. Provide enough detail to characterize the main activities and responsibilities (including number and type of personnel supervised) related to grassland/forage resource management. Keep the descriptions as brief as possible. Do not provide detail on work that clearly does not qualify as grassland/forage resource management experience. You may add pages where space provided is inadequate.

Current Employment

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Names and contact information of at least two people (other than the immediate supervisor listed above) with knowledge of your performance in this job. At least one should be from outside your organization or peer group. For example, agency personnel should list a rancher or other grassland/forage user, farmers should list someone other than a farmer, and university personnel should list someone from a producer group or agency.

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Previous Employment

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Names and contact information of at least two people (other than the immediate supervisor listed above) with knowledge of your performance in this job. At least one should be from outside your organization or peer group. For example, agency personnel should list a rancher or other grassland/forage user, farmers should list someone other than a farmer, and university personnel should list someone from a producer group or agency.

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Previous Employment

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Names and contact information of at least two people (other than the immediate supervisor listed above) with knowledge of your performance in this job. At least one should be from outside your organization or peer group. For example, agency personnel should list a rancher or other grassland/forage user, farmers should list someone other than a farmer, and university personnel should list someone from a producer group or agency.

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OTHER EXPERIENCE                                   

At least one documented training course should have been taken in each of the following areas. List training course and date completed:

Vegetative Management

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Animal Management

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Conservation Planning on Grasslands or Grazing Lands

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Pasture Condition Assessment

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Economics of Forage and Grassland Management

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Grassland Soil Management, Soil Quality, Erosion Control, and Fertility Management

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FEES/PAYMENT INFORMATION                                                                                       

Fees are used to support CFGP administration. Once your application processed, it will be reviewed by the Certification Committee. Upon approval of your application an invoice will be issued. Payment must be received before exam can be administered. Refunds are not available regardless of certification status.

$150 AFGC or SRM Member
$200  Non-Member

If you have any question, please contact us at 800.944.AFGC or e-mail membership@afgc.org.

 

 



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