Illinois Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC)


 

 

News & Events

June 7 - Illinois Forage Expo - Western Illinois University

July 11-13 - WI Farm Technology Days - Algoma, WI

August 1 - Corn Silage Entries Due, World Forage Superbowl Analysis

Aug. 10 -20 - Illinois State Fair

Sept. 7 - Hay Entries Due, World Forage Superbowl Analysis


Buy or Produce Your Hay?

Download the hay decision tool spreadsheet to help you in deciding whether to purchase your hay or produce your hay. An informational presentation on this spreadsheet is being presented at the 2017 Illinois Forage Expo.

Hay Decision Tool


Agriculture Apps

Click below to view a list of agriculture apps that are available to increase efficiency of your farming or ranching operation.  Examples of these apps include:

 The weed identification app was developed by the University of Missouri Extension Service.  This app allows you to identify weeds by their plant features or you can search by plant name.  The extensive list of weeds includes full color photos, descriptions, identifying characteristics, flowering information and whether the weed is toxic.  The app can be downloaded for both iPhone and android devices. 

For a more comprehensive list of agriculture apps click HERE.


Illinois Grazing Manual Now Available Online

The Illinois Grazing Manual is now available online.  To download the manual click the photo above or go to http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/il/technical/?cid=nrcs141p2_030613  The indepth document details technical informaton on grazing management, inventories, establishment/renovation, species, noxious/invasive species, watering animal health, fertility, watering infrastructure and livestock handling & nutrition.  View the information via the link above or download the manual in four parts.