Forages are very important for Iowa. They are important to Iowa’s economy, protect the soil from erosion, improve water quality, and provide wildlife habitat. Forages are used for grazing animals and for hay production. But, most of these producers “fly under the radar” when it comes to being recognized for their contributions to Iowa Agriculture. The Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) will recognize these producers at their annual meeting in November. At least one award is presented to a producer that does an outstanding job of hay production and another to at least one producer that does an excellent job of rotational grazing their pasture.
IFGC needs you to nominate a friend or neighbor that can fit into one of these two categories. Click here to download the nomination form. Eight or ten digital pictures will be needed from you to help describe their system and to be used in a power point presentation at the awards ceremony. Nominations need to be returned to Bert Strayer by September 28, 2012.
For more information, contact:
DSM Forage & Turf Seed
2302 SE Creekview Dr-Ste 6
Ankeny, Iowa 50021