Q. 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. In 1957 the Joint Committee reorganized as the American Grassland Council. Pennsylvania was the first state forage council to become affiliated with the national organization in 1963. The states of Indiana and Kentucky became affiliated soon thereafter. On July 15, 1968, the scope of the organization was broadened and it was named the American Forage and Grassland Council.