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Missouri Forage and Grassland Council

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

The Missouri Forage and Grassland Council (MFGC) / Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is an organization consisting of farmers, ranchers, educators, scientists, conservationists, industries and government agencies with a common interest in forages. MFGC/GLCI promotes the effcient use of forages through a variety of research, education and service programs.

Forages are vitally important to Missouri for a multitude of reasons. More than half of the land area in the state is in forages. Two-thirds or more of the feed for livestock is made up of forages. Missouri forages provide food and shelter for wildlife, greatly reduce soil erosion and protect water quality.



Position Announcement in Agriculture

Farm Director, Position # 997029

The Department of Agriculture at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking a Director of EKU Farms whose primary background is in forage production. EKU Farms are operated primarily as an outdoor laboratory space for departmental courses. It includes the 720-acre Meadowbrook Farm that houses dairy, beef cattle, swine and sheep enterprises, greenhouses, and on-campus fruit, vegetable and turf plots.

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