We are an association of commercial laboratories, universities, government groups, plant research entities, and instrument companies. The NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium (NIRSC) was incorporated in 1998, bylaws adopted, and a Board of Directors established and in 2002 the group established the non-profit organization. 

Our consortium collaborates to unify knowledge, accuracy, and application of NIRS technology. The membership shares in the effort and costs to produce standardized calibrations for use. We also strive to help our members in the use of calibrations, instrumentation, educational efforts, and support with instrumentation. We continue to work to standardize NIRS forage and feed testing across our membership and to encompass new technology as it comes available. 

Our mission is to promote and standardize the use of NIRS through the development of robust, accurate prediction calibrations.