There are approximately 4 million acres of pasture, hay and silage in Georgia (10 percent of the state). This includes 3.4 million acres of pasture land and about 600,000 acres of hay land. The total of all other field crops is less than 3 million acres.

Georgia forages include bermudagrass, tall fescue, annual ryegrass, bahiagrass, and white clover, among others. Ā 


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UGA-affiliated sites

UGA Extension Forage Team Blog A blog about forage production written by UGA Extension agents.

Forages at UGA A wide variety of forage management issues and information about adapted species, establishment guidelines, fertilization guidelines, pest management, publications, archives, FAQs, a glossary and links.

Impact Statements: Forages Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to forages.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

Management-Intensive Grazing An overview of management-intensive grazing (MIG), which refers to several grazing systems wherein animals are allowed to graze only a small portion of the pasture while others areas are rested and allowed to recover.

Soil and Forage Test Labs Links and information regarding UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Lab.

Soybean, Sorghum and Forage Performance Tests Results from UGA's annual Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Summer Annual Forages and Sunflower Performance tests, from 1997 through 2016.

Switchgrass at UGA This site provides basic information about switchgrass and its use as a bioenergy crop, forage crop, and habitat for wildlife.

Warm-Season Grass Breeding: Forages Information about Bermudagrasses and cultivars.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

American Forage and Grassland Council Non-profit organization providing educational and networking resources for the forage and grassland industry. Their site features industry resources and information about upcoming events, competitions, professional development, membership, affiliate councils and contact information.


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Forages at UGA A wide variety of forage management issues and information about adapted species, establishment guidelines, fertilization guidelines, pest management, publications, archives, FAQs, a glossary and links.
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News
  • Hay Contest Farms gain recognition for quality hay through the Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. Published: 10/17/17
  • Grazing School 2017 Advanced grazing school promises to get into the weeds on topics including advanced fencing systems and soil health. Published: 08/17/17
  • Field Day Field Day to feature presentations from UGA Extension faculty members. Published: 05/31/17
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Top Forage Producers
County Name Value
Morgan $6,750,000
Wilkes 6,480,000
Franklin 5,386,500
Jackson 4,860,000
Floyd 4,652,065
Carroll 3,896,025
Oglethorpe 3,780,000
Baker 3,500,000
Murray 3,472,740
Burke 3,442,500
State Total: $198,745,440

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.