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.

For Immediate Release 

03.16.2020

As we monitor the ongoing national response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to keep public health in the forefront, we have decided the following. 

The Missouri Forage and Grassland Council in cooperation with our partners, University of Missouri Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Soil and Water Districts and the USDA are postponing and/or rescheduling all group events through May 15, 2020.  This will include all MFGC sponsored meetings, Grazing Schools and other events that may be on the MFGC calendar. 

Please keep an eye on the website for further updates.