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Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

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Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
The Illinois Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (ILGLCI) is a voluntary and cooperative effort to promote and enhance the wise use and management of privately-owned grazing lands in the State of Illinois through increasing the amount and availability of information, education and technical assistance.

ILGLCI has stayed active with a small committee representing the various livestock industries in Illinois of cattle, sheep, goats, and dairy. We are a group of dedicated livestock produces with a passion for our way of life. Working together, we promote the wise use of properly managed pasture and other grazable forages.

ILGLCI has sponsored many grazing and forage events, conferences and four Illinois grazing groups: the Kankakee County Graziers, Western Illinois Graziers, Heartland Graziers, and the Northwest Illinois Grazing Workgroup. These grazing groups put on and conduct grazing programs and pasture walks in cooperation with GLCI and University of Illinois Extension.

ILGLCI members are open to a network of individuals interested in gaining valuable information and sharing ideas with others, and learning and applying new uses in grazable forages.


Grazing Lands Conservation initiative
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is a nationwide collaborative process of individuals and organizations working together to maintain and improve the management, productivity, and health of the nation's privately owned grazing land. For more information, visit the GLCI Home Site.


NRCS Illinois Grass Land Contacts

Matt Bunger, Grass Land Specialist
402 North Kays Drive
Normal, Illinois 61761

Roger Staff, Grass Land Specialist
1111 East Harris Ave.
Greenville, Illinois 62246