The International Grassland Congress (IGC) will be held in Kentucky USA, May 14-19. IGC will offer a unique opportunity to listen and talk to grassland scientists, extension leaders, farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders from around the world. The conference theme is “Grassland for Soil, Animal, and Human Health.”
The program is packed with academic presentations on the production, storage, and utilization of forages and will offer discussions on grassland policies, social issues, and ecosystem services. There will also be a trade show marketplace, which will be the hub of the event, where over 800 attendees from more than 60 countries will gather to visit with sponsors and exhibitors, network at evening receptions, and view scientific posters.
Included with registration, on May 17 you will select a day tour from several great options (register early as space is limited on each tour):
KY – Thoroughbreds to Bourbon Tour;
OH – Greenacres: From Tradition to Transformation – a Tale of Two Farms;
OH – Twin Oaks Dairy: Producing Milk in a Responsible & Sustainable Manner;
KY – Thoroughbred Horse Farm & Beef Cattle Tour
IN – Custom Grazing, Angus Seedstock & UAV Technologies/Cover Crops;
IN – Dairy, Commercial Beef & Small Ruminants;
KY – Commercial Hay Production & Native Seed Production;
KY – Research Tour;
IN – Seed Coating, Sheep, & Bull Testing;
IN – Commercial Hay, Small Ruminants & Commercial Beef.
There are also optional pre-congress tours in the Southern Plains, Southeast, Northeast, and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S.
For more information and to register today, visit https://internationalgrasslands.org/2023-igc/.
You can also follow on social media at @IGC2023.
S. Ray Smith (PhD)
Chair, 2023 International Grassland Congress Organizing Committee
Professor, University of Kentucky