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.  


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Websites

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.

Sustainable Agriculture at UGA  Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including management intensive grazing and other resources.

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.

Statewide Variety Testing Results from UGA's annual summer and winter forages performance tests.

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

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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

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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News
  • Hay Contest Hay Contest All of the winners were announced at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, on Oct. 15. Published: 10/29/19
  • Lego Forage Specialist Lego Forage Specialist Extension forage specialist uses creativity to reach Georgia farmers. Published: 09/19/19
  • Southeastern Hay Contest Southeastern Hay Contest Winners will be announced at annual Sunbelt Ag Expo on Oct. 15 in Moultrie, Georgia. Published: 08/19/19
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Top Forage Producers
County Name Value
Morgan $6,962,900
Wilkes 6,715,078
Gordon 6,245,940
Franklin 5,669,790
Madison 5,442,430
Jackson 5,115,600
Walker 4,973,500
Bartow 4,536,400
Burke 4,462,500
Floyd 4,406,805
State Total: $232,130,985

Displaying farm gate values for 2018. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.