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
- Register today for Novel Tall Fescue Renovation WorkshopsThe 2021 Virtual Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop is just one week away, beginning on February 23rd at 6pm (eastern) and will continue on February 24th and 25th in the evenings. This three night program is an adaption of theContinue reading “Register today for Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshops”
- Promoting Novel Fescues with On-Farm Demos and “Sticky Messages”Toxic, endophyte infected tall fescue acreage is extensive and presents the classic dilemma for producers: animal health and performance vs. pasture persistence. One of the Alliance for Grassland Renewal’s incentive programs is “to assist farmers in the costly but beneficialContinue reading “Promoting Novel Fescues with On-Farm Demos and “Sticky Messages””
- Stockpiled tall fescue and whole cottonseed go together wellThe first supplementation study we did with stockpiled tall fescue has now been almost 25 years ago, but that work continues to impact how I manage on our home farm. We developed Angus cross heifers on stockpiled Kentucky-31 tall fescueContinue reading “Stockpiled tall fescue and whole cottonseed go together well”