Congratulations to IFC members who competed in events at the recent American Forage and Grasslands Conference!

See pictures and results from the AFGC Conference!

Josh Cox (holding Brynlee), one of the speakers at the 2018 IFC Annual Meeting, brought his family with him to Brown County State Park. With Josh (l to r) are Cade, Kylie, Eli, Susanne, and Samuel. Photo by Elise Brown. 

2018 Annual Meeting and Seminar

The Indiana Forage Council Annual Meeting and Seminar took place February 19 at Brown County State Park. Josh Cox spoke on livestock and cover crops, while Dave Fischer discussed his use of annual ryegrass on his farm. 

Clay Nuhring received the 2018 Outstanding Producer Award. David Nuhring and Keith Johnson received the 2018 Maurice E. Heath Award. 

See pictures and results from our annual meeting by clicking on the link above! 

Forages connect many aspects of our lives. By managing healthy forages (grasses, legumes, and forbs), we contribute to a healthy ecosystem.

  • When forages cover a landscape, soil erosion is minimal, and water quality is improved.
  • Thriving forages provide nutrition essential for optimal livestock health and performance.
  • The end products of meat, milk and fiber provide necessities for a growing population.
  • Forages offer a beneficial habitat to wildlife.
  • Because legumes produce nitrogen, the addition of nitrogen fertilizer to enhance grass growth is not necessary on a field with legumes and grasses growing together.
  • Someday, high-fiber forages could be converted to a fuel resource.

The Indiana Forage Council knows all this, and that is why we promote forage production, research, management, utilization, and marketing. We host professional events across the state and, along with the American Forage and Grassland Council, provide competitions and professional development opportunities for our members.

Explore our website, and let us know if we can be of any assistance. We encourage you to become a member of the Indiana Forage Council today.

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This website was improved thanks in part to a 2017 Indiana Livestock Promotion Grant from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Collage Photos by Keith Johnson, Brad Shelton, and Jason Tower.