The Forage Institute is a meeting held every spring to share technical and educational information on the latest industry trends, research and forage news that affects Illinois forage & hay producers.
Attend the Forage Expo in the summer to learn more about current events, hear from producers about their latest best management practices and view forage equipment demonstrations. Don't forget to enter the hay quality contest!
Illinois Forage and Grassland members include forage producers, students, educators, government and industry representatives. IFGC members receive the quarterly newsletter "Forage Feed", discounted registration fees for the Forage Institute, and corporate membership includes standard exhibit space at two IFGC sponsored events each year. Corporate sponsors are recognized in the "Forage Feed" newsletter and on our website. You also receive a membership to the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC). The AFGC promotes the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands. For more information about AFGC membership click the link below.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your membership fee will fund our mission.
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Illinois Forage Feed is a quarterly newsletter published by IFGC. To subscribe to Forage Feed, simply become a member of IFGC and you'll be added to our mailing list.
President: Doug Hanson
Ashkum, IL 815.382.6684
Vice President: Jared Godfrey
Wildwood, MO 618.578.1210
Secretary: Matt Bunger
Williamsville, IL 217.473.2690
Treasurer: Jeff Hyett
Dalton City, IL 217.620.7508
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The IFGC Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM video conference or in-person at the Ropp Agriculture Building in Normal, IL. For additional details, including COVID restrictions please go to the calendar of events.