“ Dr. John Killefer and the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University are pleased to announce that Dr. Serkan Ates has agreed to join the faculty of Animal and Rangeland Sciences as Assistant Professor, Forage/Livestock. Serkan is an internationally recognized expert in forage systems and livestock grazing, and brings an exciting global perspective to OSU. He and his family will join us Sept.1, 2016

Many thanks to Dr. Shelby Filley and the other members of the search committee for their outstanding efforts.”

Our Mission...

The Oregon Forage and Grassland Council (OFGC) is an organization dedicated to advancing the forage industry in Oregon.  Some of the main objectives of the council are:

  • To promote the usage of improved forages and increase the productivity and/or profitability of Oregon's grasslands.
  • To promote ethical behavior in the operations of its members.
  • To promote the standardization of commonly used descriptive terms and testing procedures in the forage industry.
  • To keep its membership abreast of the latest developments in all segments of forage and grassland agriculture.

The Oregon Forage and Grassland Council is an affiliate of the American Forage and Grasslands Council.