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01janalldayalldayGeorgia Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting

Event Details

The 2017 Georgia Forage and Grassland Council meeting will take place at 9 a.m. on Februrary 16, 2017 at the University of Georgia Instructional Livestock Arena. This will be the first formal annual meeting of the GFGC. We are excited about the potential for this organization. The mission of the GFGC is to be the leader and voice of economically and environmentally sound forage-based agriculture. The GFGC seeks to work with UGA Extension and USDA-NRCS field staff to organize educational events and to assist in identifying research and development needs. The GFGC is made of members from the three sectors of the forage industry: 1) producer sector (farmers and ranchers), 2) business sector (seed sales, crop protection, hay brokers, etc.), and 3) the public sector (Extension, NRCS personnel, etc.). Below you will find information about the agenda for this upcoming meeting, as well as where to register. UGA Extension is proud to partner with the GFGC by hosting this first annual meeting.


Thursday, February 16, 2017:


  8:30     Registration Opens

  9:00     Welcome and Introductions

Roy Deason, Pres. Georgia Forage and Grassland Council

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist

  9:10     State of Georgia Forages

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist

  9:40     Research Update – Better Grazing Project

Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Extension Animal Scientist

10:10     Business Meeting

    • Secretary’s Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Old Business
    • New Business

10:30     Break (Visit Sponsors and Research Posters)

11:00     Producer Perspectives

North GA producer

South GA producer

12:00     Lunch & Presentation of the Hoveland Forage and Grassland Merit Award



The cost of this event is $35 for non-members and FREE for current members of GFGC. If you are not a member of GFGC, we highly encourage you to join by visiting the American Forage and Grassland Council’s membership enrollment page, completing the membership application, joining via an “Affiliate Membership,” and selecting the Georgia Forage and Grasslands Council from the dropdown menu.

If you are NOT a member of GFGC and you wish to register for this program, you can register online here.

If you ARE currently a member of GFGC and you wish to register for this program, email or call (706-769-2909) Cathy Felton between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and provide the following information: name, address, phone number, and email address.


All Day (Thursday)

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