Welcome to the Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council. We are dedicated to advancing the forage and grasslands industry throughout the state of Ohio.

About Us

We do forage

sustainable grazing lands

Ohio Forage & Grassland Council provides practical, research-based pasture, hay, baleage, and silage information. We provide professional development for producers, scientists, educators, and industry representatives. OFGC is an affiliate of the American Forage & Grassland Council.

The Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, Inc. exists to enhance the profitability of Ohio farmers through the use of forage and grasslands resources, and to facilitate the opportunity for collective interaction between producers and other forage workers, both public and private.

  • Provide a forum or means for the exchange of ideas, problems/opportunities, and solutions in forage-animal agriculture.
  • Encourage research, education, and service efforts so as to improve forage production, utilization, and marketing.
  • Represent a collective voice for issues affecting forage-animal agriculture.
  • Develop present and future leaders in the forage industry. 

Join OFGC for our events including field days, pasture walks, workshops and more.

From videos to articles and more, we have developed this hub of resources you.

OFGC currently has 55 members. We are always accepting new members.

Our annual report give a quick summary of all the great things our team has done this year.

Membership Options

Members enjoy an exclusive forum where we exchange ideas, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in forage-animal agriculture. As a member, you'll gain access to grassroots activities like field days, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, networking, and education programs. Additional, you'll realize statewide and national grasslands council benefits.


Ohio Forage and Grassland Council is one of the most encompassing commodity groups I have interacted with. To bring producers, educators, researchers, and industry to the same table for fellowship on a regular basis is really special. I will hold this one near and dear to my heart for my whole career.
Christine Gelley
OFGC Vice President

Enhancing the profitability of Ohio farmers through the use of forage and grasslands resources.


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