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We bring you feature articles on successful forage producers and their business models to help you enrich your management style.

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In most instances, taking over a few distressed pivots and accompanying rangeland in the middle of nowhere wouldn’t exactly be considered a good idea.

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00_kuhn_milesQ. How did the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) get started?
The first step toward a unified organization for forages in America was the Joint Committee on Grassland Farming, established in 1944 at Rutgers University.

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For Tyler and Randy Brown of Gillespie, Illinois, becoming the local suppliers of quality alfalfa hay for several of the area’s dairies has been a successful ride that neither one anticipated.

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“I think getting it here would be a great thing for the industry. We need it for producers to be able to hit that premium market with new stands of hay.

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Q. How did the Colorado Hay and Forage Association get started?
The association started several years ago with a few producers and brokers coming together to try and find a better way to market and represent Colorado hay to potential buyers throughout the intermountain West.

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First-place corn silage
“Luck and paying attention to details. We watch the health of the crop, water, proper nutrients and soil fertility.

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