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 2021

Ronnie Holman, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council

President Elect (Chair Affiliate Councils)
Peter Ballerstedt, Oregon Forage & Grassland Council

Senior Vice President (Chair of Conference Committee)
Jason Tower, Indiana Grassland Council 

Vice President (Chair of Governance Committee)
Alan Franzluebbers, North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council

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

Immediate Past President (Chair of Awards and Nominations Committee)
Chris Penrose, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council

Producer Directors – Expires 2024
Dan Glenn, Georgia Forage and Grassland Council
Jason Hartschuh, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council

Producer Directors – Expires 2023
Jon Repair, Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

Industry Directors - Expires 2024
Mark Thomas, Mountain View Seeds
Joy Hendrix, Progressive Forage

Industry Directors - Expires 2023
Byron Sleugh, Corteva
Kade Haas, Advanced Biological Marketing

Public Director – Expires 2024
Ben Goff, West Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
Amanda Grev, MD/DE Forage and Grassland Council

Public Director – Expires 2023
Kim Mullenix, Alabama Forage and Grassland Council
Rocky Lemus, Mississippi 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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