Annual Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference

Michigan Forage Council Offers Mini-Grant Program

The Michigan Forage Council (MFC) is offering mini grants to farmers to conduct demonstrations and mini research trials in the areas of forage production, storage and utilization in Michigan which does include grazing. The MFC recognizes the valuable information that can be obtained from small scale on-farm trials and will consider funding up to $250 per request, with as many as ten requests granted per year. Applicants must be members in good standing of the MFC and must submit their requests by March 7, 2018. Applications must include a description and justification for the trial, the methods to be used to evaluate the results, as well as an itemized budget for the expenses of the trial. MSU Extension Specialist and/or Extension Educators may be contacted to help develop and evaluate the trials prior to submission and final reporting. Maximum application length is limited to two pages that includes all budget information.

Successful recipients must submit a final brief report of trial results by December 31, 2018 to the MFC Secretary.

Proposals are to be sent on the Application Form to MFC Secretary, Jerry Lindquist, by March 7, 2018 at the address below or by email,

Jerry Lindquist
301 West Upton Street
Reed City, MI. 49677

Michigan Forage Council Memberships

MFC memberships run on a calendar year basis.

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Benefits of membership in MFC include:
  • - Power to have your voice heard in setting local and national forage research and extension priorities and legislation
  • - Subscription to Michigan Hay and Grazier newsletter containing the latest forage news for Michigan
  • - Reduced registration fees for MFC-sponsored educational events like farm tours, pasture walks, meetings, and conferences
  • - Affiliate membership in MFC’s parent organization, the American Forage and Grassland Council, which includes:
    • Subscription to email updates from AFGC
    • Subscription to the industry magazine Progressive Forage
    • Subscription to the industry magazine Hay & Forage Grower
    • Access to members-only section of the AFGC website, where you can find a membership directory, written and video Conference Proceedings, and other useful resources
    • Reduced registration fees for AFGC events like national conferences and tours

Membership Rates
 1 year
3 years
Business or trade association$50  


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To Join or Renew by mail, mail this form and a check to:
American Forage & Grassland Council
Attn: Tina Bowling
PO Box 867
Berea, KY  40403
Phone: 800-944-2342


To Join or Renew online, go to: and click on the "membership" button 
Contact Secretary Jerry Lindquist (toll-free 888-678-3464 ext. 67236) or Treasurer Kim Cassida (517-353-0278)