Miles Kuhn of FFR Cooperative, Lafayette, IN, was named new president of the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) during its June annual meeting in Grand Rapids, MI.
Bob Hendershot, USDA-NRCS, Lancaster, OH, is new president-elect; Howard Straub, Triple-H Farms, St. Johns, MI, senior vice president; and Ray Smith, University of Kentucky, Lexington, secretary-treasurer.
AFGC's most prestigious honor, the Medallion Award, was presented to Hank Bendorf, Shawnee Mission, KS. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in forages and grasslands and in AFGC in the areas of research, teaching, production, extension or industrial development.
Forage spokesperson winners include: first place, Robert Shoemaker, Delaplane, VA; second place, Clayton Geralds, Munfordville, KY; and third place, Eric Grim, New London, OH.
National Hay Show first-place finishers, by class, are: Class I — Tropical or Semi-Tropical Perennial Grasses, Paul Arnold, Arkansas; Class II — Tropical or Semi-Tropical Annual Grasses, Joe Carbaugh, Virginia; Class III — Temperate Perennial Grasses, Jack Welch, Maryland; Class IV — Temperate Annual Grasses, Carroll Charpentier, Louisiana; Class VII — Second- and Later-Cutting Alfalfa, Steven Gingerich, Iowa; Class VIII — Other Legumes, Carroll Charpentier, Louisiana; Class IX — Legume-Grass Mixtures, Carroll Charpentier, Louisiana.
Next year's annual meeting will be held in Springfield, MO, on June 20-22. To learn more about AFGC, visit the organization's Web site at www.afgc.org.