Michigan

Michigan Forage Council

The Michigan Forage Council (MFC) is a non-profit 501c(3) (pending) volunteer organization that is recognized by the State of Michigan as the official commodity group for forage-based agriculture. As such, it participates in educational and policy-setting initiatives from the Michigan legislature, MDARD, Michigan Farm Bureau, MSU Extension, and MSU forage research programs. The MFC is an affiliate member of the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC), which performs similar functions on a national level, and the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance (NAFA), which focuses on promoting forage industry interests in Washington DC. The MFC also represents the Michigan Grasslands Conservation Initiative (GLCI). 

Membership in MFC is open to forage producers and buyers, forage industry professionals, public service personnel, and anyone else interested in the promotion of forage agriculture, regardless of whether they live in Michigan.

⇒ Affiliate Council Annual Report

MFC Board Members:
Gary Carmichael ( President )
Steve Adsmond ( Vice President )
Jerry Lindquist ( Secretary )
Ray Moses (Treasurer)
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/experts/kimberly_cassida

Events:
MFC 2021 Annual Conference-Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference 
 

On-Demand Workshops:

Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: US Dairy Forage Research Center - Dr. Dennis Hancock
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: MSU Forage Research Update - Dr. Kim Cassida
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: Value-Added Hay and Straw Repackaging - Mike Lauwers
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: Hot Air for Forage - John Strieter
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: Michigan Grazing Dairy Industry Trends - Tom Cook
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: The Baleage Balance - Moisture, Fermentation and Risks - Dr. Dennis Hancock
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: Michigan Hay Supply Update - Jerry Lindquist
Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference: Details to Forage Excellence - Phil Kaatz

Resources:
https://forage.msu.edu/
https://forage.msu.edu/people/

Contact: 
Jerry Lindquistlindquis@msu.edu (toll-free 888-678-3464 ext. 67236)   

Kim Cassida: cassida@msu.edu   (517-353-0278)

Attn: Kim Cassida, Treasurer
1066 Bogue St., Rm A486
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824-1325

>> Michigan Affiliate Council Membership Application

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