Maryland/Delaware Forage Council
The Maryland-Delaware Forage Council was organized in 1983 to serve as a forum for forages and grasslands in both states and to serve as the integrator and coordinator of the numerous businesses, organizations, and service agencies associated with the forage industry. We are an affiliate of the American Forage & Grassland Council.
To promote the profitable production, marketing, and use of forage as a prime feed resource for efficient livestockproduction.
To provide a forum for farmers, agribusiness representatives, and publicagency personnel to consider and make recommendations on general issues that affect the forage industry.
To encourage industries and organizations serving agriculture to provide the best available products and information for optimum production, evaluation, marketing, and use of forage.
To identify needs and encourage expanded and intensified research and educationrelated to forage production, evaluation,marketing, and use.
To promote the use of forage legumes in crop rotations as a source of nitrogen for succeeding crops.
To promote the agricultural and environmental benefits and value of forage crops,grazing lands, and other grasslands for their roles in conserving soil and water andabating pollution.
To provide leadership in forage and grassland activities in Maryland and Delaware.
To cooperate with other organizations promoting modern technologies of forage and grassland agriculture and encourage joint programs when desirable for most effective results.
MD-DE Board Members:
Jack Welch ( President )
Ben Beale ( Secretary )
Kenneth Stonesifer ( Treasurer )
Dr. Mark Vangessel
Maryland-Delaware Forage Council c/o Kenneth Stonesifer
141 Hilltop Drive Chestertown, MD 21620.