About Us

The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC)

AFGC is an international organization made up of 22 affiliate councils in the United States with over 2,500 members. Our primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands and are dedicated to advancing the use of forage as a prime feed resource. Our members represent the academic community, producers, private industry, institutes and foundations. Together, they unite in a common cause to promote and develop the forage industry.  

Our Mission:

 To bring producers, educators, scientists, and industry together to promote and advance forages in agriculture.

Our Vision:

 To be the leader and voice of economically and environmentally sound forage focused agriculture.
 

>>American Forage and Grassland Council Bylaws
 

American Forage and Grassland Council
Board of Directors 2020

President
Carl Stafford, Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

President Elect (Chair Affiliate Councils)
Chris Penrose, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council

Senior Vice President (Chair of Conference Committee)
Ronnie Holman, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council

Vice President (Chair of Governance Committee)

Secretary/Treasurer (Chair of Finance Committee)
Bill Talley, Georgia Forage and Grassland Council, Indiana Forage Council, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council

Immediate Past President (Chair of Awards and Nominations Committee)
Bret Winsett, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council


Producer Directors – Expires 2022
Dan Glenn, Georgia Forage and Grassland Council
Matt Flynt, Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council

Producer Directors – Expires 2021
Jon Repair, Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
Buron Lanier, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council


Industry Directors - Expires 2022
David Hunsberger, Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council
Paige Smart, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council

Industry Directors - Expires 2021
Byron Sleugh
Kade Haas


Public Director – Expires 2022
Alan Franzluebbers, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council
Jason Tower, Indiana Forage and Grassland Council

Public Director – Expires 2021
Kim Mullenix, Alabama Forage and Grassland Council
Jessica Williamson, Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council


Executive Director
Tina Bowling, PO Box 867, Berea, KY 40403; 800.944.2342(office); 859.623.8694 (fax)

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