The Forage Information System (FIS) is a global forage information resource hosted at Oregon State University. It was initially posted to the web in November of 1994. Development is coordinated by editor-in-chief David B. Hannaway and web-master Sara Griffith Monk. Graphical design has been provided by Patti Sohn. The FIS contains approximately 5,000 pages and 5 GB of information and receives an average of 175 "hits" per day from around the world (>63,000 per year; >500,000 over life of project). The FIS has provided a model for scores of locally-based forage information sites now located at universities, organizations, and forage-related industries.