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
- Last chance to register for Novel Tall Fescue Renovation WorkshopsThe Alliance for Grassland Renewal has two final workshops for 2021 coming up: March 23 in Mt. Vernon, MO and March 25 in Lexington, KY. Both events will be in-person, full day workshops focused on understanding tall fescue toxicosis, andContinue reading “Last chance to register for Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshops”
- Control Efforts for Poison Hemlock and Buttercups Begin in Late WinterLate winter is one of the best times of the year to assess fields and fencerows for presence of cool-season weeds. Further, the preferred time to implement control tactics can often be in March as daytime air temperatures begin toContinue reading “Control Efforts for Poison Hemlock and Buttercups Begin in Late Winter”
- Multi-generational Farm Family Adds Novel Fescues to Their OperationGene and Glenda Fay Brown have been married for 61 years and live on their Century Farm in Cedar County, Missouri. After high school graduation, Gene purchased his first 100 acres of land and needed to pay for it. HeContinue reading “Multi-generational Farm Family Adds Novel Fescues to Their Operation”