FORAGE SPOKESPERSON COMPETITION
The Forage Spokesperson Contest is one of the most popular and informative sessions at the annual AFGC conference. Individual farmers are nominated by state affiliate councils to present at the national conference. Each producer is asked to develop a 15-minute presentation which gives an overview of their farming operation. Emphasis is typically placed upon how forage management contributes to the overall farm objectives and marketing. An additional five minutes are then reserved for questions from judges and the audience. A diverse panel of judges comprised of producers, industry representatives and government agency employees score the producers on criteria including innovativeness, practical application of sound principles, communication skill and enthusiasm. We request that no video be used in the presentation as this impedes our ability to record the presentation.
Deadline for Nominations is November 11, 2017
2017 Forage Spokesperson Competition
1st Dan Glenn, Georgia
Dan Glenn is a 4th generation farmer from Osierfield, Ga, population 35. After studying English and Journalism at the University of Georgia, Dan enjoyed stints washing dishes, bartending, and catering….tasks society lavishes upon English majors. He thru-hiked the Appalachian trail in 1998 and helped build a school of sustainable agriculture in the US Virgin Islands. Today, with his wife Jenn, and son Silas, Dan manages Deep Grass Graziers, a cow-calf to forage finish beef and seed stock operation. He is also a partner in Pinebank Southeast, a branch of the Pinebank Angus ranch in New Zealand, and Sustainable Genetics, which offers semen, embryo's and live cattle with a focus on reproductive longevity.
2nd Dalton Bennett, Virginia
3rd Stve Carr, Indiana
2016 Forage Spokesperson Competition Winners:
1st Place -- George Lake, Pennsylvania
2nd Place -- C.J. Isbell, Virginia
3rd Place -- Galen Iverstine, Louisiana