The North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council will host three Midwinter Conferences throughout the state Jan. 19-21. The theme will be Efficient Management of Diverse Forage Resources.

Fred Provenza, Utah State University professor emeritus and animal behavior specialist, will be the keynote speaker. His research focuses on understanding livestock behavioral processes and using that knowledge to improve management. Each conference will also have a panel of local forage producers describing their operations.

Conferences will be held Jan. 19 at the Nash County Extension Office, Nashville; Jan. 20 at the Union County Extension Office, Monroe; and Jan. 21 at the Mountain Research Center, Fletcher.

The programs will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for forage council members and $20 for members and $10 for students. Registration for non-members increases to $25 after Jan. 10.

For more information, call V. Mac Baldwin at 800-896-4857 or Sue Ellen Johnson at 919-609-9824.