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.

Objectives:

  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:
Teresa Herman
( President )
Chad Woods ( Vice President ) 
Adam Ross ( Past President ) 
Bryan Blinson ( Secretary / Treasurer ) 
Kim Burdge ( Administrator )

News & Announcements:
2018 NCFGC Winter Conference Series 

The Forager
January 2013
September 2013

Dr. Miguel S. Castillo
mscastil@ncsu.edu 
https://cals.ncsu.edu/crop-and-soil-sciences/people/miguel-castillo/

Resources:
www.forages.ncsu.edu/
Amazing Grazing Facebook page
@foragesncsu @agncsu

Contact: 
kim@nccattle.com
(919) 552-9111

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

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