Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation

Winter/Spring 2018 E-Moos
Zaxby'sTeam Wins 8th Annual Golf Tournament

S eventy-six golfers took advantage of a beautiful day for golf today at the 8th Annual Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation Golf Tournament in Bishop. 

Many thanks to our sponsors and golfers who supported the event.

General tournament sponsors were: Georgia Milk Producers, Inc., Dr. Larry and Rachel Guthrie, Gail Wiley, Coweta County 4-H Dairy Heifer Show Team-Christopher and Pamela Brinton, Ag Central Cooperative, and Carl Blount Insurance Agency, White County Farmers Exchange and Sam & Sue Mosley.

After registering and receiving goody bags with donations from The Dairy 
Alliance, golfers ate lunch sponsored by Chick-fil-a on Epps Bridge.
During the tournament, golfers also enjoyed ice cream and milk provided by Mountain Fresh Creamery. 

The 2018 Tournament was held in memory of H. B. "Bud" Wiley, Jr. (1944-2012) who was an avid dairy farmer and pivotal in organizing the first two golf tournaments for GDYF. Thank you to the GDYF Golf Committee, Peggy Gates, Kellay Watson and Farrah Newberry for their work in planning and executing this successful GDYF event.

GDYF Junior Board members attended to thank sponsors and help with the event!

Tee & Green Sponsors                                 Hole Sponsors
GA Proud-Walton GAS                                 Sills Brothers Farm
Furst-McNess Company, Neil McGee          Muddy H Holsteins  
Godfrey's                                                       Peggy Gates
Georgia Transmission                                  White County Farm Bureau
Diamond V                                                     Hammond Septic Tank
Oconee State Bank                                       Grizzle Lawn Service
Georgia Farm Bureau, Joe McManus          Rider Farm
Ag South Farm Credit                                   Rider Trucking
JLW Trucking, Inc.                                         Rider Towing
Southern Swiss Dairy, Ginny Franks           Holly's Bed & Breakfast
Bagwell Insurance Group                             Cows Come First, Ron Arp
Lanier Cold Storage
South State Bank
Mobile Fleet
Olympic Steel
My Pool Pal, Reese Gilmer

GDYF Annual Auction 
Successful at 2018 GA Dairy Conference
The annual Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation fundraising auction saw another year of success at the Georgia Dairy Conference in Savannah, 
Georgia, on Jan. 15, 2018. 

Farrah Newberry, GDYF Executive Secretary, presented the 2018 Dr. Larry Guthrie award to Scott and Jennifer Glover in recognition of their dedication to GDYF fundraising events and student activities.  Congratulations to the Glover's on this well-deserved recognition.
Following the award, the evening took an exciting turn as the GDYF auction began with Phil Harvey serving as auctioneer. Industry affiliates and producers alike competed in high-speed bidding to purchase items to benefit Georgia dairy youth programs. The auction raised a total of $17,300! 
2018 Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat
(From UGA Extension Service - SEDYR Facebook Page)
Plans for the 2018 Retreat are well underway. We wanted to pass on some tidbits to help you prepare. The dates again will be July 8th-12th. Our hotel will be the Hampton Inn of Covington, GA. We are tentatively scheduled for educational sessions and team building activities on Monday, a trip to Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, and Farm Tours on Wednesday. Our farm tours this year will range from a large, commercial herd with a rotary parlor to a small, farmstead operation that sells products locally.  Of course, in between, there will be plenty of fun activities and time for all of the youth to reconnect with friends from years past as well as build new friendships. I hope you all are planning on joining us. The intention is to have all forms/documents out to the states within the next 2-3 weeks.

GDYF Selects 2018-19 Junior Board of Directors
Ten individuals were selected to serve  on the 2018-19 Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation Junior Board during the Georgia Junior Livestock Show in Perry, Georgia.      
(Not pictured Emma Newberry and Holden Driggers)

Congratulations to those selected to serve in the following positions: 
  • President:  Anna Grace Bass, Bowman
  • Vice President: Jorja Cooper, Lyerly
  • Secretary/Reporter:  Emma Newberry, Watkinsville
  • Treasurer: Mary Ellen Pate, Nicolson
  • Events: Jennifer Brinton, Newnan
  • Scrap Booker/Photographer/Historian: Caroline Sizemore, Elberton
  • Membership: Holden Driggers, Sylvania
  • Social Media: Maelynn Ruff, Elberton
  • Fundraising: Jackson Strickland, Keyesville
  • Promotions: Keshon Winns, Waynesboro

The board members were selected following an application process and interview at the UGA Dairy Science Club show in Athens, Georgia.  

The members of the GDYF Junior Board will strive to connect dairy youth with the opportunities provided through GDYF. Through leadership and fundraising, the board will work to promote interest in Georgia dairy programs and help GDYF best serve young people interested in dairy activities.
2018 State Commercial Dairy Heifer Show

Held February 23-24, 2018, the State Commercial Dairy Heifer Show in Perry was judged by Brain Schnebly from Hagerston, MD.  This was the 'finale' event for most dairy youth people with the Georgia Commercial Heifer Project Program.  Congratulations to all of the youth that participated in this event and demonstrated the hard work they put into their projects.  The dedication was evident from young people, parents, agents, advisers, and dairy producers.
Show highlights include:
Master 4-H Showman: Elizabeth Mansour of Coweta Co. 4-H
Supreme FFA Showman: Lawton Harris of Piedmont Academy FFA

Class 1-Luke Huff, Oglethorpe 4-H
Class 2-Lane Bridges , Chattooga 4-H
Class 3-Jackson Lukers, North Habersham Middle FFA
Class 4-Emma Rae Ward, Chattooga FFA
Class 5-Torrie Reed, Clear Creek Middle FFA
Class 6-Jennifer Brinton, Coweta 4-H
Class 7-Emma Newberry, Oconee FFA
Class 8-Lawton Harris, Piedmont Academy FFA
Class 9-Elizabeth Mansour, Coweta 4-H


This year, showmanship class winners received a jacket from the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation to honor their achievement in showmanship.  Pictured right is  Emma Rae Ward of Chattooga FFA, sporting her new jacket after the spring show.

Show Results:
Division 1 Champion: Eliza Exner,  Co w eta 4-H
Division 1 Reserve: Sydney Coble, Burke 4-H
Division 2 Champion: Alyssa Ashurst, Gilmer FFA
Division 2 Reserve: Mary Keener, Gilmer FFA
Division 3 Champion: Elizabeth Mansour, Coweta 4-H
Division 3 Reserve: Trent Maddox, Jasper 4-H
Division 4 Champion: Trent Maddox, Jasper 4-H
Division 4 Reserve: Jennifer Brinton, Coweta 4-H
Grand Champion: Trent Maddox, Jasper 4-H
Reserve Champion: Elizabeth Mansour, Coweta 4-H
3rd Overall: Jennifer Brinton, Coweta 4-H
4th Overall: Alyssa Ashurst, Gilmer FFA
5th Overall: Trent Maddox, Jasper 4-H
Dress-A-Cow Contest a
t State Show 
  The GA Dairy Youth Foundation held a  Dress-A-Co w contest this at the GA National Livestock Show in Perry.  Costumes ranged from firetrucks to Alice in Wonderland to football players.  Spectators were blown away by the creative costumes that the kids exhibited.  View the many colorful and creative costumes on our  GDYF Facebook page here.
Highlights from State Show Dress-A-Cow Contest
  • 24 competed for the Dress-A-Cow Contest. 
  • It was a difficult task to pick winners. 
  • Everyone that competed brought their game... and were highly creative!
  • Thanks to all that competed! 
Intermediate Class  8-13 years old 
1st place-Milk is the Future-Caeden Swartz, Coweta County 4-H
2nd place-Mary Poppins-Tristen Robbins, Whitfield County 4-H
3rd place-Slumber Party in the Barn-Abby Joyner, Burke County FFA

Senior Class  14 and over
First Group
1st place-Bumble Bee and Flower-Scout Higgins, Dawson County FFA
2nd place-Santa & Rudolph-Kayla Parrish, Ringgold County FFA
3rd place-Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader-Seth Adams, Dawson County FFA

Second Group
1st place-Rapunzel-Jennifer Brinton, Coweta County 4-H
2nd place-Dolly & Reba-Tiffany Tyson, Winder FFA
3rd place-Red Riding Hood-Kayla Mantius, Winder FFA
Upcoming Events

State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Competition
June 1, 2018
Athens, GA

Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat
July 8-12, 018
Covington, GA
GDYF Junior Membership is Free!
Youth interested in dairy activities in Georgia now have the opportunity to become Junior Members of Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation free of charge! This membership provides youth ages 18 and under the chance to see what GDYF is doing to help them succeed in various activities throughout the year. Junior Members receive the quarterly newsletter with updates about competitions, shows and ways they can get involved. To fill out the membership form, click here.
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In This Issue
2018 GDYF Golf Tournament
GDYF Annual Auction
2018 SEDYR
GDYF Jr. Board Announced
2018 State Commercial Dairy Results
GDYF Dress-A-Cow Contest
Upcoming Events
Free GDYF Junior Memberships

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