Come Experience Kentucky Bluegrass Country,
Southern Hospitality, and the Horse Capital of the World

Plan to attend the 2008 Joint SRM/AFGC Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan 26-31, 2008. The theme is "Building Bridges: Grasslands to Rangelands". Much of the meeting, including the plenary, will focus on building partnerships with agencies, professional organizations, and others in the agricultural and natural resource field.

The conference venue, The Galt House, is the only riverfront hotel in Louisville. Enjoy the benefits of the recently completed $60 million dollar renovations. Half of the rooms are executive suites. See www.galthouse.com/locations.asp for full details and video tours of the facility. Room reservations at the conference rate will be available in coming weeks.

Tours will include major horse farms near Lexington and the internationally known Kentucky Horse Park, Louisville Slugger Bat Factory and Museum, grazing management by some of the top cow-calf and stocker producers in the southeast, remnant prairie and grassland restoration sites, and Churchhill Downs. Some of you may even want to tour the top Bourbon distilleries in the country and take a spirit home with you.

Annual Meeting Updates
Final Program (pdf) - Available Online! (Posted: 01-17-08)
For Single Room Reservations : (Posted: 01-04-08)
At this time, The Galt House no longer has any “Single Rooms” available. Although, last minute cancellations do occur, so please try The Galt House (by phone only: 1-800-843-4258) for your rooms. If no "Single Rooms" are available at The Galt House, the Louisville Marriott Downtown will be able to assist you with your reservation. The federal rate of $97 for a "Single Room" is also being offered at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Please refer to the code Range SRM/AFGC when placing your "Single Room" reservation to receive the Annual Meeting Rates.

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
1-800-533-0127

Interested in Volunteering at the Annual Meeting? . . . Click Here (Posted: 12-12-07)
Professional Issues Luncheon: (Posted: 11-29-07)
Mr. Michael D. Hubbs, Natural Resources Conservation Service Kentucky State Conservationist, will be presenting an informative program on Pastureland Soil Quality for the Professional Issues noon luncheon on Tuesday, January 29 at the AFGC/SRM annual meeting.
Pre-Convention Trail Boss (pdf) and Technical Program - Available Online!

Plenary Program
2008 SRM/AFGC Conference
January 26-31, 2008
Louisville, Kentucky

Monday, January 28
8:45Welcome to Kentucky - Photo Highlights
9:00Opening Remarks
Moderator, Dr. Ray Smith, 2008 Meeting Co-chair, American Forage and Grassland Council
Dr. Scott Smith, Dean, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture
Dennis Phillipi, President, Society for Range Management
Dr. Gary Pederson, President, American Forage and Grassland Council
Phil Howell, President, Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council
9:20Patriotic Tribute
9:25Remembrance
Deen Boe, 2008 Meeting Co-chair, Society for Range Management
9:30Kentucky: More Than Bluegrass
Dr. Garry Lacefield, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky
10:00Building Bridges: Grasslands to Rangelands
Dr. Vivien Allen, Thorton Distinguished Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences, Texas Tech
Dr. Jim O'Rourke, President Continuing Committee of the International Rangeland Congress, Chadron, NE
10:30Building Bridges: Rural to Urban
Bill Tucker, AFGC Director of Legislative Affairs, Amherst, VA
11:00Building Bridges: Farmers/Ranchers to Consumers
Nelson Curry, Cattle Procurement Director, Laura's Lean Beef, Lexington, KY
11:30Building Bridges: Working Together
Invitation Extended
12:00Closing Remarks

2008 Collector Afghan

Order Your 2008 Collector Afghan to commemorate the joint AFGC/SRM meeting. Click here for a larger picture of the Afghan and PDF order form.