Iowa Forage and Grassland Council conference Feb. 6

Cattle - forage (Journal photo by Lacey Newlin.)

Don’t delay in preregistering for the 2024 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council annual conference. Set for Feb. 6, the event returns to Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd., just to the southwest of Jack Trice Stadium.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome and introductions at 10 a.m. Two presentations are on tap or the morning session, and lunch at noon is followed by the IFGC annual meeting. The two afternoon sessions run from 1 to 3 p.m.

Conference topics and speakers include virtual fencing with Meghan Filbert, corn residue grazing with Mary Drewnoski, warm-season annual forages with Shelby Gruss, and livestock water improvement ideas with Jeff Matthias.

The conference is open to the public for $45. IFGC members pay $30 and those who have not yet paid dues can do that during the online registration process. All attendees also can enter a door prize drawing courtesy of the conference sponsors. Preregistration is encouraged to allow for adequate meal count.

See the agenda, registration form, and map to Reiman gardens on the conference website at