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Who are we? Forage producers, industry representatives and public sector representatives What do we do? Promote profitable production and use of forages Benefits of Membership? Receive The Forage magazine Quarterly state newsletter Membership in the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) Annual forage conference Production and utilization information Association with other forage producers Sponsor educational...
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Seminar – 2011 Pasture Management Update

2011 Pasture Management Update Seminar January 27 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Corning, Iowa – St Patrick’s Parish Center 9:30 – 10:00 – Registration 10:00 am – Weed and Brush Management Recommendations, Wayne Pew, DOW AgroSciences 10:45 am – Iowa Fence Law Review, Erin Herbold, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University 11:30...
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Online Course- Environmental Management of Livestock

Iowa State University has just announced for Spring 2011 the following class: AN S 543A Section XW – Environmental Management of Livestock—Grazing and Pathogen Issues. Course description: Impacts of livestock production on environmental quality in grazing-based systems. Management approaches to preserve environmental quality and optimize productivity of farming enterprises through effective integration of resources in...
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When is it too Late to Plant Forages?

Stephen K. Barnhart, Estension Forage Agronomist, Iowa State University Spring hay and pasture seedings are normally done from late February through late April in Iowa. The extended period of wet weather and possible flooding in 2010 may have many producers wondering whether they can get their forages planted this spring. How late is too late...
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USDA has a Number of Farm Bill Programs that Assist Producers in Meeting their Conservation Objectives

• Conservation Reserve Program-GENERAL: CRP is a voluntary program for agricul- tural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. SIGN UP planned for mid year 2010. • Conservation Reserve Program-CONTINUOUS: similar to the General CRP and is for the purpose of...
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Gibbs Family Honored With IFGC Award

The Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) recognized a Wayne County family and their farming operation – The GB Ranch – with the Livestock Forage Producer Award at the organization’s 2009 annual conference. The GB Ranch consists of family members Gene and Ramona Gibb of Promise City and their sons and their wives, Michael and...
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Landowners can now Extend CRP Contracts to keep Grasslands; Protect Water Quality

Some landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program contracts expire in September can now extend their contracts, keeping the land in grassland or woodland. “That’s very good news for Iowa’s landowners, wildlife and water quality,” said Todd Bogen- schutz, DNR upland game biologist. “Without this opportunity, about 88,500 acres or nearly 140 square miles of mostly grassland...
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