AgBioResearcher Receives Award for Contributions to Forage and Grassland Agriculture

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MAES crop and soil scientist and Extension forage specialist Doo-Hong Min recently received a merit award from the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) in recognition of his superior contributions to forage and grassland agriculture. The award was presented to Min at the AFGC’s annual conference, held June 21-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Over the past nine years, Min has developed a very active and effective forage research and Extension program in Michigan, working closely with producers and the public in Michigan, particularly the Upper Peninsula, to make forage-based animal systems more sustainable economically and environmentally. Recently, Min has been focusing on bioenergy crop research to ultimately boost the rural economy and slow down the global warming process. He is active in the Michigan Forage Council and its programs, and is a regular presenter at AFGC and other forage-related events.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this merit award from the American Forage and Grassland Council,” Min said. “Although the award was given to me, I accepted the award on behalf of everyone that has contributed to and supported the forage and grasslands research and Extension work of which I’ve been privileged to be a part. This is a tribute for them as well.”

“Min has done an outstanding job of establishing relevant applied research and Extension programming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” said MAES associate director Doug Buhler. “He has revitalized the forage and crop research program there and established himself as a leader in the production of biomass crops for energy production. His efforts have made a significant contribution to agriculture and to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula economy.”

The American Forage and Grassland Council is made up of 21 affiliate councils with approximately 2,500 members. Founded in 1944, its primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands.

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