The Alliance for Grassland Renewal
The Mission of the Alliance for Grassland Renewal is to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of toxic tall fescue on the livestock forage industry through education and outreach, industry led quality control standards, and incentives, while pursuing new technologies and techniques.
EDUCATIONAL workshops for farmers to understand both the science and practical management of novel tall fescue varieties.
Rigorous QUALITY TESTING and certifying of commercial products, ensuring availability of live, viable endophyte in the highest quality seed.
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS to assist farmers in the costly but beneficial transition from toxic to novel tall fescue.
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About the Alliance
Formed in 2012, the Alliance for Grassland Renewal includes partners from university, government, industry and nonprofit groups. States with representation on the board include:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Novel Endophyte Establishment at Kevin Moyers Twilight FarmsKevin Moyers, of Twilight Farms near Hot Springs, VA, also has cattle on a family farm in WV. He noticed a great difference in the weaning weights of his calves at the two separate farms. The farm at Hot SpringsContinue reading “Novel Endophyte Establishment at Kevin Moyers Twilight Farms”
- Current Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Varieties Being Compared at NCSU and Other UniversitiesMost member states of the Alliance for Grassland Renewal have planted many or all of the available varieties of novel endophyte tall fescue to use in research and extension programs. Some of these plantings have been used only for demonstration,Continue reading “Current Novel Endophyte Tall Fescue Varieties Being Compared at NCSU and Other Universities”
- Pasture Renovation for Horse FarmsWhen most of us think about pasture renovation, we think of overseeding with desirable grasses like orchardgrass and Kentucky bluegrass. We’ve learned after many years of giving advice on pasture renovation that the easy solution is often not the bestContinue reading “Pasture Renovation for Horse Farms”