Illinois Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC)



News & Events

Sept. 25, 2018 - KY Grazing School, Versailles, KY

Dec. 2-5, 2018 - 7th National Grazing Lands Conference, Reno, NV

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


The Illinois Forage and Grassland Council is accepting nominations for 2019 Outstanding Producer Award, Outstanding Education/Government Award, and Outstanding Industry Award.  Click HERE to download the fillable nomination form.  Be sure to attach an additional sheet describing why the nominee should receive the award. 

Nominations are due by February 1, 2019.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 Illinois Forage Institute.

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  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.