North Carolina

North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council

The N.C. Forage & Grassland Council (NCFGC) joins grassland managers, livestock owners, agribusiness, public servants, and interested citizens to support the effective use of North Carolina's grassland resources. The NCFGC is a member-led, all volunteer non-profit. Members elect a Board of Directors, including grass farmers (8), agribusiness leaders (4), and public agency representatives (4). University specialists serve as NCFGC advisers. An annual membership meeting is held each winter.


  1. Encourage the efficient and profitable use of forage and pasture crops for feed; 
  2. Promote N. C. hay and pasture-raised livestock products;
  3. Maintain open spaces and North Carolina's agricultural landscape;
  4. Improve forage management on all sizes and types of farms;
  5. Develop guidelines for forage production, utilization, and marketing;
  6. Educate land managers about cost-effective sustainable practices;
  7. Practice soil conservation and water quality management;
  8. Build coalitions to serve and advocate for the forage-livestock industry;
  9. Support local and statewide forage events and forage research;
  10. Participate in forage research and development of management tools.

⇒ NCFGC Website
⇒ NCFGC Facebook Page

NCFGC Board Members:
Mike Jones  (President)
Chad Woods (Past President)
James Britt (Vice President) 
Neil Frank (President-Elect)
Bryan Blinson (Secretary / Treasurer) 
Kim Burdge (Administrator)

News & Announcements:


The Forager
January 2013
September 2013

Dr. Miguel S. Castillo

Amazing Grazing Facebook page
@foragesncsu @agncsu

(919) 552-9111

2228 N. Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 919-552-9111

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