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.

2020 MISSOURI GRAZING SCHOOL LIST

BY REGION

SOUTHWEST REGION

Lamar Grazing School

September 21, 22, 23

Location TBD

Jill Scheidt — 417-682-3579

scheidtjk@missouri.edu

Mount Vernon Grazing School

October 20, 21, 22

MU SW Research Center

Jendel Wolfe — 417-466-2148

wolfejl@missouri.edu

SOUTHWEST CENTRAL REGION

 Hickory County Grazing School

September 16, 17, 18

Hickory County SWCD

417.745.6767

halleranw@missouri.edu

CENTRAL REGION

 Crawford County/Wurdack Grazing School

September 23, 24, 25

Wurdack Research Station

573.775.2135

Gatlin Bunton

EAST CENTRAL REGION

 Warren County Grazing School

September 29-October 1

Warren County Extension Office

Rusty Lee 573.564.3733—Questions

Registrations: 636-528-4877

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Houston Grazing School

October 26-28

Location TBD

417.967.2028 x3

Sandy Wooten

Sandra.wooten@swcd.mo.gov

West Plains Grazing School (Fall)

October 6, 7, 8

Howell County Extension Center

417.256.2391

Jamie Kurtz

Elizabeth Picking

 

The Grassland Contest set for this Fall  in Springfield MO has been cancelled due to Covid 19 concerns.  If you have any questions, please contact either the MFGC office at 573-338-1772 or email at ann@mofgc.org