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SC Forage and Grazing Lands Coalition

Sustainable Grazing Lands: Providing a Healthy Environment

RAINFALL SIMULATORS

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RESOURCES

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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AREAS OF FOCUS

The SC Forage and Grazing Lands Coalition is a member-driven group focused on educating ourselves and helping others learn about soil health and grasslands management.

SOIL HEALTH

The capacity of the soil to function affects ecological processes, including the capture, storage and redistribution of water; the growth of plants and cycling of health nutrients.

Keys to Better Soil Health
ROTATIONAL GRAZING

Rotational grazing is using only one portion of a pasture at a time for grazing while the remainder of the pasture rests. Pastures are divided into smaller areas or paddocks and livestock are moved from one area to another. Resting grazed paddocks allows forage plants to renew energy reserves, rebuild vigor, deepen their root system and give long-term maximum production.

Guide to Rotational Grazing
IMPROVED PASTURE PRODUCTIVITY

Pastures receive periodic renovation and cultural treatments such as tillage, fertilization, mowing, weed control, and may be irrigated. Pasture vegetation can consist of grasses, legumes, other forbs, shrubs or a mixture. Pasture differs from range in that it primarily produces vegetation that has initially been planted to provide preferred forage for grazing livestock.

Pasture Condition Scoring
MANAGING GRASSLANDS FOR PROFIT

Grazing lands cover more than 34 million acres or 10 percent of the land in nine Southeastern states, providing $4.4 billion to the economy. Good grazing management can improve your bottom line and protect natural resources.

Managing Grasslands for Profit
Benefits of Membership

Reasons to join

– Workshops and farm field days with forage experts – Demonstrations – Monthly E-newsletters – Quarterly newsletter – Subscription to Progressive Forage Grower and Hay & Forage Grower – Reduced Conference Fees – Forage and grassland resources – Sharing ideas with folks like yourself

Click below to apply via the American Forage and Grasslands Council. We are an affiliate.

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WHAT DO WE DO?

The SC Forage and Grazing Lands Coalition is a member-driven group focused on educating ourselves and helping others learn about soil health and grasslands management. We received the American Forage and Grasslands Council President’s Award for 2017.

Our connections

The SCFGLC is an affiliate of these national soil health and grazing land management organizations.

Once called the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative or GLCI, the National Grazing Lands Coalition is a nationwide consortium of individuals and organizations working together to maintain and improve the management and the health of the Nation’s grazing lands, mostly private but also public.

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The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is an international organization made up of 20 affiliate councils in the United States and Canada with a total individual membership of about 2,500. Our primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands.

AFGC aspires to be the “leader and voice of economically and environmentally sound forage focused agriculture. learn more

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