Forages provide feed for livestock and, because most are perennial, offer soil protection and wildlife habitat.  Forages can harvested through grazing or as hay or silage.  There are several forage legumes and grasses that are used in cropping systems in the Midwest.

Forage Projects

Forage Publications

Forage Variety Trials

Newly revised Forage Legume Bulletin

Forage Legume Bulletin front cover
The third edition of Forage Legumes: Clovers, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cicer Milkvetch, Crownvetch and Alfalfa is available as a free online publication and features new data in addition to preserving information from previous editions. 


For more information about this project, please contact:

Dr. Craig Sheaffer

Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics


Phone: (612) 625-7224

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