The NIRS Forage and Feed Consortium (NIRSC) mission is to promote and standardize the use of NIRS through the development of robust, accurate prediction calibrations. The consortium is composed of commercial laboratories, universities, government groups, plant research entities, and instrument companies. It was first incorporated in 1998, then in 2002 elected a Board of Directors, created bylaws, and established the non-profit organization. 

The NIRSC collaborates to unify knowledge, accuracy, and appropriate applications of NIRS technology in the forage industry. Providing calibrations for multiple instrument platforms, the NIRSC leads by encompassing new NIR instrument technology as it becomes available. Through educational efforts, the NIRSC provides a reference for proper calibration and instrument use, as well as proper sample preparation and handling techniques. Membership, as a group, eliminates the effort and cost needed to produce calibrations individually. 

 

Join the Consortium

 

The NIRS Consortium offers annual membership licenses, sponsorship opportunities, instrument vendor partnerships, and collaboration opportunities. The membership categories are: 

  • Instrument Partner Member
  • Collaborator Member
  • Sponsorship Member
  • Commercial Member
  • Research and Non-Profit Member
  • Alfalfa Breeder Member

 

 

 


Existing Members

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Office

Mailing Address:
PO Box 867
Berea, KY 40403

Physical Address:
102 Bond Street
Berea, KY 40403

General Email info@nirsconsortium.com
NIRS Applications Specialist, Bobbi Jo Anderson bobbijo@nirsconsortium.com
Executive Director, Tina Bowling tina@nirsconsortium.com

Telephone:

888-410-NIRS (6477)

 

Fax:

859-623-8694

 

Forage Calibrations offered:

  • Grass Hay
  • Mixed Hay
  • Legume Hay
  • Mixed Haylages
  • Fermented Corn Silage
  • Unfermented Corn Silage
  • Alfalfa Breeder