National Grazing Lands Conference Slated for December 2021

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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The National Grazing Lands Coalition will hold its 8th National Grazing Lands Conference (8NGLC) at the Embassy Suites Kingston Resorts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Dec. 6-9, 2021. The coalition is planning to hold an in-person meeting but is exploring online options for individuals who may not be able to travel.

More than 500 ranchers, professors, land managers, researchers, public officials, conservationists, and students will attend the conference and participate in an exchange of ideas and information on the latest grazing land issues. Attendees will hear from grazing lands experts as well as agricultural producers who will share their on-the-ground innovations and best practices for managing grazing lands in an environmentally sustainable and economical manner.

An early registration fee of $295 began Jan. 15 and ends March 31, 2021. In April, the registration goes up to $395.00. Visit      to register online. Registration fees, minus a 10% processing fee, can be refunded until October 29th, 2021.

“Grazing lands exist in every state in this country and their value to agriculture, wildlife and the environment cannot be understated,” said Chad Ellis, chair of the National Grazing Lands Coalition. “This conference brings the brightest minds in grazing land management together for a conversation about the best ways to conserve a vital resource that covers nearly half of this country.”

An integral part of the conference is the presentation of papers and posters, which feature the latest in grazing lands research and grazing management. Papers and posters submitted should be 400 words or less and include a description of the presentation. The submission deadline is May 30, 2021. Notification of accepted presentations will begin in July 2021. For more information on submitting a poster or paper, visit 

The conference will also include a trade show with vendors from varied segments of the agricultural industry, where attendees can learn about the latest products and services available to grazing land managers.

The National Grazing Lands Coalition was founded in 1991 to ensure high-quality technical assistance is available to private grazing land managers on a voluntary basis and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing land resources. The work is carried out through coalitions of individuals and organizations functioning at the local, state, regional and national levels. Coalitions include livestock producer organizations, scientific and professional grazing resource organizations, conservation and environmental groups, state and federal natural resource agencies, and other agricultural interests.

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